Ideas on assisting in the relief effort without going in person. Much can be done without leaving your house. Give those affected by disaster some hope, and use some of these ideas to help them.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Rummage Sale Letter

Our paper runs a weekly events section. Within this, it also lists most of the rummage sales churches throughout the community are holding that coming weekend. This letter is written for you to send to the churches in hopes of them assisting in small but very significant ways.....

Leslie Holly

To Whom It May Concern:

I have been working exclusively with Hancock County, MS in its rebuilding efforts since October 2005.

I am asking you to get involved as well, in 2 different ways.

Enclosed are the needs lists of several agencies working in Hancock County. I also have a large file of very specific books for a Hancock County elementary school. While they have extremely limited space for books, they are requesting the books on this list. If you are interested in this file, I can email it to you or send it on a CD since it is about 49 pages long, sorted by author and title.

After your rummage sale is complete, would you please review the enclosed lists, pick out any items on the lists that are in what is left from the sale, box the items and ship them to the appropriate agencies?

Everyone in the Gulf Region is in such need and will remain so for the foreseeable future. Only about 10% of all businesses have reopened throughout the region, which makes the purchase of any item significantly challenging.

The second way I am asking you to help is by going through a website that allows for a church-to-church “adoption”. It is taking dozens of churches to help fill the needs of each affected church, and so we must reach out and help our fellow citizens and Christians. http://www.internationalaid.org/programs/Katrina/churchtochurch.htm

Please prayerfully consider these requests. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at your earliest convenience.

Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.


Leslie Holly


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