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September 2005

Update on Hurricane Relief Efforts

Greetings from Founders Ministries. Many of you have called or emailed asking about Founders-Friendly churches who have been impacted by the recent devastating hurricane. There are several churches who are in need of help and with many of them we have no way to make contact right now as communications are down. We also have churches in the area who are engaging in relief efforts. As soon as we can, we will be sending benevolent funds to assist them. We are trusting in our merciful, all-sovereign God to sustain and watch over His people in the midst of this great trial and praying that He will open many doors to serve and reach out to churches and communities in the name of Christ.

In the days ahead we will add posts to this web page as we receive updates.

September 5, 2005 from Sovereign Grace Fellowship, Slidell, LA

One of the churches

September 2, 2005 from Fred Malone (Pastor of First Baptist Church, Clinton, LA)

We just found out that the Red Cross has arrived in Slidell and has blocked roads leading to Heritage Park. We are not sure who they will let in. They have turned away some of our help. Until further notice, the best way to help is to send funds. We will update on the situation as we find out what to do.

God bless,

Fred Malone

September 2, 2005 from Fred Malone (Pastor of First Baptist Church, Clinton, LA)

Just to let you know of needs here in Louisiana. We are OK in Clinton. However, our church has set up a “Hurricane Relief Fund” to help Founders-Friendly churches here in South Louisiana. Also, Slidell, Louisiana, has no Red Cross and is completely devastated. They are in need of medical supplies (people are ill and dying in open parks), food, water, ice, gasoline, everything. There are no communications in Slidell. Our church people are going over with supplies, taking chain saws to work, and helping as they can. There is no gasoline in Slidell either, so our people are filling up in Baton Rouge before going.

We mostly need benevolent funds to use in our efforts to provide help. We could also use some more workers, but I must warn that there are no accomodations down here and no gasoline. Anyone who comes would need to take that into consideration. Workers will have to fend for themselves. We can accomodate some at the church who want to drive back and forth (we are only 1 1/2 hours from Slidell). A citizens Command Center has been established in Heritage Park in Slidell where we can meet and coordinate our efforts to help. Most of Slidell is still under water, so there is only one way in. Here are directions if you plan to come:

  • Take I-55 from Jackson
  • Take I-12 from Hammond toward Slidell
  • Take the Airport Drive exit, turn right and go to the dead end
  • Turn left at the dead end onto 190 and go 3 miles
  • Turn right on Maris Sellas St (car wash at the intersection)
  • Go to dead end and turn left
  • Cross over several RR tracks and continue until the next big intersection (no street signs)
  • Turn right at the big intersection and Heritage Park will be down the street

If you are interested in coming to work, please contact Fred Malone or call him at 225-719-0765.

If you wish to give to the relief effort, you can send your funds directly to First Baptist Clinton, P.O. Box 552, Clinton, LA 70722 (Make checks out to “First Baptist Church” and designate the money for “Hurricane Relief Fund” or “Slidell Relief”).

You can also give to the relief effort by sending funds to:

Founders Ministries
PO Box 150931
Cape Coral, FL 33915
(239) 772-1400

We will provide more updates as they become available.


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