NCC Schedules Third Annual Ecumenical Work Week for Gulf Coast
March 19, 2009| bpfna
March 19, 2009
NEW YORK, NY -- The National Council of Churches (USA) Special Commission for the Just Rebuilding of the Gulf Coast has scheduled the third annual Ecumenical Work Week in Gulfport and New Orleans for August 2-8, 2009. The work week, which has been growing steadily since it began in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, is expected to attract more than 100 volunteers who will spend a week working on houses still needing repair since the hurricane's devastation.
As in past years, the workers' labors will take place in an atmosphere of worship and witness. Volunteers will choose to work in either New Orleans, Louisiana, or Gulfport, Mississippi, and can download a registration form from the National Council of Churches website. A $25 per person registration fee will be due at sign-up, and volunteers will be asked to provide their own transportation to and from New Orleans or Gulfport. Assistance with housing will be provided by the Ecumenical Work Week staff.