Thursday, August 30

New Orleans Evacuees Find Shelter in Church

From: Montgomery Advisor
At least one family has sought shelter from Hurricane Isaac at a Montgomery church, and as many as 60 more people could arrive over the course of the next few days, American Red Cross officials said.

The shelter at Aldersgate United Methodist Church on Vaughn Road is a certified Red Cross shelter. It opened for Hurricane Gustav in 2007 and in 2009 when the tri-county area had severe flooding.

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My Thoughts: Churches are often viewed as a place of refuge for those who are in physical and spiritual need. Regardless of your facilities desires, members of your local community may come knocking on your door at times of need and you need to be ready and willing to accept them through your doors.

The Federal Emergency managment Agency (FEMA) has a helpful website that can help you prepare for when this event occurs. I encourage all of you to take some time to look ove this website. I will atempt to highlight several things from this website over the next few days.

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