Mission News: August 2016

WORK WEEK IN NEW ORLEANS

Take a look at American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) website at www.abnhms.org next week for daily updates from this year’s “Home Mission: ‘Til the Work is Done” ecumenical work week in New Orleans.

Featured are photographs and comments from volunteers helping to rebuild New Orleans by painting, laying sheet rock, cutting grass and tending community gardens, among a variety of other activities, July 31 to August 6. In addition, volunteers will be provided the opportunity to minister to and worship with residents.

Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the Gulf Coast in 2005. In response, ABHMS has been coordinating the annual week-long volunteer effort since 2006. Since 2007, ABHMS has been partnering with local nonprofit organizations, such as Camp Restore, Lower 9th Ward for Sustainable Engagement and Development and, now, Lower 9 Resilient, to work throughout the city of New Orleans. Rick, Dona, and Betsy went in 2007 with a larger group from the Bay Area and worked in the Music Village. Continue reading Mission News: August 2016