Some might think monetary aid for recovery along the
Connie Carnes and her senior AP English classes prove otherwise.
Carnes, a member of
“The donation was brought into the office in the form of pennies, nickels, dimes and a few dollar bills; it was a great sight,” says James Salter, pastor at Kosciusko First UMC.
Salter, whose son is a student in Carnes’ class, said that the students asked for spare change on a daily basis to raise the funds, storing the money in a can until bringing in the final amount to the church.
The total collected for the “bucks for bunks” appeal by Carnes’ students and individuals and churches throughout
The funds will go toward the purchase of mattresses for camps that provide lodging for volunteers. Robert Sharp, coordinator of the Mississippi United Methodist Katrina Response, reports that the construction of three camps is continuing.
“The foundation for the camp at Nugent is underway and in eight weeks everything but the interior should be finished,” Sharp said. The third camp will be used primarily as a training facility and storage center for recovery materials and other needs related with rebuilding the
Donations to help complete the facilities can be sent to the Mississippi Conference treasurer’s office.