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As the news of the horrible aftermath from Hurricane Katrina filtered in, the
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations and the independent
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee mobilized to find a way to help the
victims of the devastation. Within 48 hours of the storm, Rev. William
Sinkford called for contributions to the UUA-UUSC Gulf Coast Relief Fund
The response of UUs from around the nation has been tremendous. We raised
$90,000 in the first 36 hours of the fund's existence. As of June 6, 2007, nearly
two years after the storms of August-September 2005 ravaged the Gulf Coast,
contributions to the fund have topped $3.7 million dollars. Congregations and
individuals have stepped up the face of disaster and injustice in Louisiana,
Mississippi and Alabama. Ministers and staff people are working hard in our Gulf
Coast congregations to continue their ministry amidst recovery efforts. UUs have
traveled to the Gulf Coast to support area residents, UU and non-UU alike, in
rebuilding and recovering their homes and their lives. Thank you for your
generosity of funds, time, labor, love and spirit!
The UUA/UUSC Gulf Coast Relief Panel joined our Gulf Coast Congregations and
Community Partners in commemorating the one-year anniversary of the landfall of
Hurricane Katrina. Please visit "Voices From the Gulf" to read reflections from
those whose relief and recovery efforts continue in the Gulf Coast.
site is a clearing house for information on Unitarian Universalist response to
the Hurricanes of 2005. You will find resources on How to
Donate to the Volunteer Program,
Reports and News Articles from the Gulf Coast.
Learn more about the Congregations
by the storms and the Community
who have been funded with UUA/UUSC Gulf Coast Relief Funds. Also find more information on the current UUA-UUSC Gulf Coast
For more information contact gulfcoastrelief @ uua.org.
This work is made possible by the generosity of individual donors and congregations.
Please consider making a donation today.
Last updated on Thursday, August 2, 2012.
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The relief fund has received $3,748,302 as of June 6, 2007.
To date, $3,179,478 has been spent to directly serve those in need. Remaining funds have been allocated for distribution by the GCRFP.
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Results & Assessment Report (PDF, 31 pages)
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