Source: Disaster News Network -
Date:24 August, 2008
The Rev. Karen Thompson of the United Church of Christ serves as a member of the Florida VOAD (Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster). She said she has had a chance to look at the overall picture of damage in the state from that position and as the associate minister for disaster recovery and response for her church's statewide organization.
"There are a lot of people in need, especially in
," she said. Brevard County
The UCC, the Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church and several other organizations are working to ensure the clean up kits they need to help survivors get their homes back in order are ready to go. The Red Cross has opened (and, in some cases, closed) shelters around the state to give temporary relief to those who were put out of their homes. Most of the thousands who were displaced have gone to stay with family and friends.