DEAR FRIEND AND PARTNER IN MINISTRY,
I would like to extend a sincere “thank you” for partnering with us in our Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Thanks to your generosity, we have literally assisted thousands of individuals in desperate need. Below are just a few ways your giving has impacted lives:
- Over $350,000 in financial assistance has been allocated from Somebody Cares to 28 different churches and ministries serving evacuees in Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, and Denver, along with Picayune, Gulfport, New Orleans, and other disaster sites.
- 1,000 cots were distributed to 20 churches who opened their doors as shelters, along with food, clothing, bedding, and toiletries. The cots will be collected and used again in future emergencies.
- Over 20,000 individuals have received over $500,000 in direct assistance through our Houston office alone from gift card donations.
- A mobile medical unit was procured and transported to Slidell LA.
- We funded the purchase of a 30,000 gallon water truck for Christ in Action in Gulfport.
- Truckloads of supplies have come in and gone out of our warehouses, distributing goods donated from all over the U.S. to help those in need.
- Somebody Cares paid for transportation costs for 10 trucks delivering supplies to nine locations.
- We partnered with Hope for the City in Minneapolis to help locate 25 generators for Richard Hinojosa at Resurrection Life Church in Picayune MS. Richard is our official Somebody Cares representative in Picayune, and the church is the official relief center for the area.
- Hundreds of volunteers have been mobilized through our network of ministries.
As we regroup from our time of rapid response—bringing immediate rescue and relief—into our time of recovery then rebuilding, we asked for your continued prayers and support. Restoring lives is a long-term process, and we value your commitment to partnering with us as we bring hope to the hopeless, one life at a time.
Thank you for caring!
DR. J. DOUG STRINGER
Founder and President