Helping Katrina victims locally

After a tragedy such as we have witnessed in the Gulf Coast, many Americans first response is to help through financial donations. We have made a similar option available to the young adults of Watershed by putting donation buttons on the Watershed homepage.

But sometimes we long to do more. When I lived in Colorado during the Columbine shooting, my first response was to rush over to the other side of Denver and pray with people and counsel them (but I didn’t because I figured I’d be more in the way than an actual help). I have a pastor friend leading a team down this weekend to some of the areas impacted by Katrina – they are going to explore where and how they can help, call home to tell a second team what to bring, and then spend the week serving best they can.