As people in the U.S. and Caribbean keep a close watch on the path of Hurricane Ike, Disciples are responding to the disruptions left by Hurricane Gustav. Category 1 Gustav struck southwest Louisiana Sept. 1 and caused billions of dollars in property damage in Mississippi and Louisiana. Week of Compassion, the relief, refugee and development ministry fund of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), has contacted Disciples pastors across the region, from Mississippi to Texas, to determine Gustav’s impact on those churches’ communities. It also is responding to urgent requests from partners in the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
WOC is preparing to respond to Hurricane Ike, which left a path of death and destruction in the Caribbean. Blamed for dozens of deaths in storm-battered Haiti, Ike pummeled Cuba as a Category 2 hurricane. Week of Compassion is seeking designated funds for hurricane recovery. To get more, visit: www.weekofcompassion.org/pages/updates/sept0811.html