October 1, 2008
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September 24, 2008
Ministerial alliance to feed residents at Red Cross shelters in Terrebonne Parish
HOUMA, La., Sept. 24, 2008 – In a display of humanitarian outreach, a ministerial alliance will join the American Red Cross in feeding efforts for those displaced by recent hurricanes in Terrebonne Parish.
WHAT: Pastors of 28 churches that make up the Louisiana 5th District Association will prepare and deliver lunches to Red Cross shelter residents.
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008 Noon
- Dumas Auditorium, Tunnel Boulevard, Houma, La.
- Schriever Gymnasium Auditorium, Kelsi Drive, Schriever, La.
HOW: The ministers will prepare the meals at four churches on Thursday morning: St. Matthews Baptist on Highway 311, Residence Baptist on Isaac Street, Rock of Ages Baptist on Aycock Street, and Pilgrim Baptist on Highway 403.
WHY: Red Cross shelters continue to be home for about 160 people who cannot return home because of the devastation caused by Hurricanes Gustav and Ike in Terrebonne Parish.