Local way to help with Katrina

Tuesday, September 6, 2005, 17:41 —by Declan
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Here are 2 immediate disaster relief opportunities that I received via a coworker and the SD Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters. If you have any contacts to help address these needs, please directly contact the numbers listed below.

Opportunity 1

Friends & Family, a north county ministry, in partnership with Green Oak Ranch, will soon be providing housing opportunities for Gulf Coast families who need shelter for the next few months. Phil Harris of Friends & Family reports that the Ranch has graciously allowed the use of RV pads, with full hook ups. Working with International Relief Teams, they are now preparing Green Oak Ranch and need your help with the following:

a) 10 – 15 RVs in good condition loaned for the next 4 – 6 months or donated outright.
b) 10 – 15 churches that will commit to care for a family during their stay (approx 10-15 families).
c) Faith individuals or groups who will provide food, clothing, counseling, support, etc.
d) Contacts with RV/Trailer dealers who will lend the use of portable housing for the next 6 months.
e) Business people who will provide jobs and/or job training.
f) Medical professionals who will donate services to these families.

Please respond as soon as possible with a call to 858-204-9643.

Opportunity 2

Teresa Manley, chair of the local Community Firestorm Recovery Team (CRT) which has coordinated recovery and rebuilding assistance to fire survivors throughout the county for the last 2 years through resource centers in each community, has been asked to come to Mobile, Alabama to assist with the development of a similar coordinating team and resource facility there. Teresa and her husband Dan, co-owners of Angels Landing in Julian, along with their EMT-trained daughter, will be leaving on Monday for 2-3 weeks of work in Mobile and need the following:

The use of a SUV or similar vehicle for the next 2-3 weeks (their preference is to drive a vehicle with considerably less mileage on it than the 218,000 miles on their Expedition)
Donations of bottled water, bug spray, and hundreds of gift cards they can take with them.

As they plan to leave on Monday (9/5/05) [I realize this date has passed, but they could probably still use support], please respond as soon as possible with a call to 619-997-5332.

We appreciate your continued prayer for both of these efforts and for all who are working to assist those impacted by Hurricane Katrina.

With thanks,


Anne Subia
Executive Director

Cityreaching San Diego

Developing and Channeling Resources that Help Congregations Help
Faith Representative, Community Firestorm Recovery Team (CRT)
Coordinator, San Diego County National Day of Prayer Taskforce
PO Box 28912, San Diego, CA 92198
619-997-5332 • asubia@4SD.net • www.4SD.net

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