Fellowship Coordinator Tom Avey has been in touch with the families of pastors Dan O’Deens and Jim Brown, both of whom are being deployed to assist with Katrina disaster relief. Here is today’s update from his report:
Pastor Dan O’Deens (Gateway Grace Community Church, Parkesburg, PA) has been deployed by the Red Cross to Shreveport, Louisiana. He has been assigned administrative oversight of 8-12 relief centers.
As centers are opened, Dan places refugees and resources. The capacity of centers range from 500-1,400 people. Dan is also developing a long-term care program for the Red Cross in the Shreveport area.
Pastor Jim Brown (Grace Community Church, Goshen, IN) has joined Hope Crisis Response Network (http://www.hcrn.info/) and is traveling to Alabama for deployment to Alabama and Mississippi.
Grace Community Church collected $9,000 on Sunday, September 4, to send two teams of helpers and trucks full of supplies and equipment to the region affected by Katrina.