Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Bits and Bytes; Baptists and Burners

As 2006 draws to a close, we are very proud to welcome two new members to the C.O.D.R.A. Community of agencies bringing relief and recovery to Pearlington, MS.:

Brian Terry and his team from Rockingham First Baptist Church Mission Team in Rockingham, NC join us and send this:

"My church and I are working on another mission trip, maybe late Jan or early February."

Check out their latest press article HERE.

We also welcome a well-known group from Pearlington, who spent much time in the town clearing lots and doing all sorts of hard and valuable work.

Burners Without Borders are those crazy folks who were camped out on the old Post Office pad last year. Karine Wilson sends this article from San Francisco Chronicle. It is available HERE - then check them out at:

http://www.burnerswithoutborders.org

WELCOME, BOTH!

Some words from a couple of our favorite C.O.D.R.A. members:

"Check out the new updates to our website. You may have to refresh your page to see them."

www.pearlingtonms.com
- Jennifer Johnson, BRICK Layers of AL

"Here you go. Two dates around the holidays. I have some men signed up for the Jan 4th trip, and some possibles for the 28th so far. Also, a team called "Double Parked" goes down on January 10th weekend. Team Capt is Michael Isaacs."
- Tim Goodnow, Dog Soldiers of Alabama

Pearlington Recovery Center
"Lots happening, folks working together better than before, volunteers numbers starting to improve, material availability increasing - and tons of holiday goodwill and plans.

A truck of gifts for the folks on our elderly list arrived yesterday afternoon.

Madeline and the girls from VT arrived tonight - the truck load of goodies arrives tomorrow. A group of repeat volunteers from Jackson UMC also arrived tonight and some of the Four Square group are also arriving tomorrow with a truckload of goodies as well.

AND the truck from Linda Edwards’ Pickin’ up the Pieces arrives tomorrow and it looks like we will be unloading trucks all day! The Salvation Army is bringing a pallet each of bananas and pineapples for giveaway during the Saturday events.

Foley Church from Alabama will be bringing a truckload of gifts for the families they adopted on Sunday. Nell Nation of Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is working on a holiday donation of cards for propane, and others are bringing gifts as well.

Christmas in Pearlington will be a huge success again this year."
- Laurie Spaschak


Thanks to all who have made this another great year to be alive and in service to others.

God bless you all and God bless Pearlington!

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