Cars for Katrina


“Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you have received.” – I Peter 4:10

The first car donated to the Cars for Katrina effort was a 1991 Chevrolet Blazer from someone in Hickory, N.C.

We have driven quite a bit since coming to Mississippi. The car we bought in Jackson in September 2004 has traveled 100,000 miles. We have handed it down, from me to Mike, with Mike’s car on the low end, being older and with higher mileage. 

We called 1-800-269-6814 to donate his car for Katrina Recovery. The funds raised, as you learned at Annual Conference, will be used to rebuild homes on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The car was picked up this morning in our driveway. A receipt for charitable contribution will be delivered to our home. How easy is that?!

The second anniversary of Katrina has been a time to celebrate the work accomplished. Seventy thousand Mississippi homes were destroyed by Katrina. Thirty-one thousand FEMA trailers remain, housing families in Mississippi. Through the United Methodist recovery work, 12,000 families are back home. 

Pass the word in your congregation. Cars, boats, travel trailers, motorcycles. . .all can be donated for this good cause from any place in the United States. Pass the world outward from Mississippi, with gratitude for every act of partnership in this work to which we continue to be called.