Friday, March 17, 2006

News from the Ground - March 17, 2006

There is good news from Pearlington today!

Facilitated by local Larry Randall, the Seebees have already begun construction on bunkhouses to house volunteer groups. They are being built in the field adjacent to the school and each houses 30 people with six units planned in total. Additionally, they are building shower units and a field kitchen, both which will reputedly be complete by the end of next week.

In the meantime, the cooking trailer loaned Pearlington by H.A.N.D.S. of Jackson, MS is still on site until the 21st of March, although volunteers to operate this well-equipped unit are scarce. Visiting groups may check with Charlie Holmes or Greg Wolfe of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship if they require its use. This Sunday, in preparation of a more permanent solution, the Cloverdale Church will be providing a hot supper and heater lunches and light breakfasts are also available. If you are visiting Pearlington to volunteer in the very near future, you would be wise to bring some luncheon materials for your group and be flexible until everything is up and running.

If you are requesting "reservations" at the shelter in the school or in the new field units, please contact co-ordinator Laurie Spaschak at 518-598-3033. There is a $2.00 per person per day voluntary donation requested to offset the cost of additional food required to round out the feeding process .It would appear that the Rainbow group (REMA) were unable to get their plans together for feeding volunteers and we appreciate all their efforts in this area.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all! This is indeed good news.

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