Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Live from Pearlington - Nov. 28, 2006

The Coalition of Disaster Relief Agencies (C.O.D.R.A.) held a meeting in Pearlington last night.

There, members reaffirmed our commitment to continue in Pearlington until everyone who needs help, gets help. There was much discussion concerning the great need for volunteers, especially in December and January and what we could do to attract them.

When I return home, among other things, I will be creating a new site called: Pluggin' in to Pearlington - a blog for potential volunteers to visit and peruse the various C.O.D.R.A. member groups, what their facilities look like, what kind of jobs they take on, accommodations, who to contact to book a mission here, etc.

The goal will be to facilitate volunteer groups in making a timely and informed choice about coming to volunteer in Pearlington. I will ask, upon completion, that we all use to power of the Internet to get the address link out to everyone on our respective mailing lists.

We need another miracle and Pearlington's counting on YOU!

Zeke and Debbie are a couple from Colorado, who landed in Pearlington from Bay St. Louis two months ago. Z & D are in charge of the Pearlington Cafe, feeding up to 80 volunteers a day. The plan is to remain until late spring and both are taking the upcoming Case Management training, to make themselves even more valuable to the Pearlington volunteer community.

Welcome, folks!

Santa Claus Parade:
The Christmas party hosted by the Pearlington Resident Committee announced yesterday on this Blog (and since removed), has been amalgamated with the traditional Fire Dept. Parade.

Co-sponsored by Turtle Landing, the parade will be on Saturday, Dec. 16th starting at 2:00 p.m. from the playground on White's Rd. It will move down 7th Ave., along Hwy. 90 west to Hwy. 604, then north on 604 to the Pearlington Recovery Center.

Around 3:00 p.m., Laurie Spaschak has organized all kinds of great music, food and activities for the kids in the former library at Chas. B. Murphy School.

Have a great day!


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