St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
Thursday, June 20, 2013
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National outreach | HURRICANE SANDY
Hurricane Relief trips. St. Stephen's has been sending several teams to the Gulf Coast region each year since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated parts of Louisiana and Mississippi. The latest trip took place in the Fall of 2012. To participate in these efforts in the future, please contact Deb Lawrence for more information.
Fall 2012 trip
Mission team members Beth Brubaker, Earl Roney, David Satterfield, Janie Satterfield, and Whit Sheppard spent several days working in the Gentilly area of New Orleans. For two days, their work centered on a kitchen where they removed the concrete floor down to the ground. This will allow a new concrete base to be poured which will be level so that flooring can be installed. The original floor was damaged during a failed restoration attempt. The homeowner lives on the second floor but has no kitchen in which to prepare meals. Later in the week, the team worked on another home in the Gentilly area, building concrete piers for a porch, installing ceiling light fixtures, preparing cut-throughs for ventilation paths, and organizing materials recycled from houses that were torn down. Finally, the team headed to Braitwaite in Plaquemines Parish, a community devastated by Hurricane Isaac at the end of August, to gut a house.
(left to right) Janie, Beth, Whit (behind), David (front), Earl
photos by Janie Satterfield
View 2011 images of parishioners' work on a home in the Upper Ninth Ward in New Orleans here.
Information: Deb Lawrence (288-2867)