Monday, September 12, 2005

From Legacy's Katrina Blog

September 12, 2005
Adopting Katrina Families

As we mentioned on Sunday, the city of Plano is asking the faith community to adopt Katrina families as they are moved out of shelters and hotels into apartments. "Adopting a family" means that a church will find furniture and other household essentials for the family and then physically move those items into the family's new apartment.

Our plan at Legacy looks like this:

We are asking the Legacy church body to think about what nicely used or new furniture or household items you have which could be donated to the Katrina families. Late Tuesday we'll activate an online form (with a list of specific needs) that you can use to indicate what things you would like to donate. For now, be thinking about what someone would need if they were starting out in a three bedroom apartment from scratch. Of course, we'll be able to give the families almost everything that had been brought in last week for our shelter, and we can also use the funds that have been given toward Katrina relief as needed.

Once the church body signs up online to donate furniture and kitchen/bath essentials, a "champion" from Legacy for each Katrina family will contact those who have committed to donate and let you know when and where to bring the items you are donating.

If you have friends, neighbors, or co-workers who would like to donate things, please let them know about what Legacy is doing and direct them to use our online form when it is available late Tuesday.

I've already gotten to know several of the families that we'll most likely be adopting. They are wonderful people and SO appreciative of the help we are providing. I can't wait for you to meet them.

Thanks for your service to others!
Allen Arnn

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