Monday, October 16, 2006

Pickin Up The Pieces - GA

You can contact us at linda@pickinupthepieces.org
Pickin' Up the Pieces Relief Corp
P.O. Box 9634
Savannah, Georgia 31412


1.12 - They ended up having more donors than Angels to adopt! How wonderful! 240 children taken care of. Woohoo!
It was great. We ended up servicing 280 with the help of the Stennis Rotary Club. All of our Angels got adopted out and we also had 6 families. We ran out of Angels to adopt:-)

12/2
Hi Again...
Some of you have asked about whether we were planning a trip over the holidays...the answer is YES!
December 26 - 30. Anyone wishing to finish out the 2006 year making a difference in the lives of those affected by Katrina are welcome to join us. Please visit our website under "How You Can Help" at http://www.pickinupthepieces.org/ for more information.
Linda Edwards



Volunteers Wanted to Help Rebuild a Town
Pickin' Up the Pieces (PUP) is working in conjunction withWalton County Florida's Habitat for Humanity and New Hope Construction (NHC) to help rebuild the Town of Pearlington, MS and other areas of Hancock Co. Hancock County is ground zero of Hurricane Katrina. Both organizations are currently working to provide for the citizens of that county. Pickin' Up the Pieces is assisting Walton Co. Florida Habitat for Humanity and New Hope Construction by organizing groups of volunteers to travel to the devastated area to help in this effort.
We are currently seeking both skilled and unskilled volunteers that are interested in participating in one week rotations. It has been a meaningful experience to those who have come to the area and served in the many different capacities. It is very humbling to work along side with someone who has lost their homes. People who have been involved with Katrina disaster relief say that their lives will forever be changed. We are committed to giving our brothers and sisters hope. We plan to continue working in this area to help these precious people rebuild their lives.
If you are interested in serving in Hancock County, please contact us. In the weeks and months ahead we are going to need skilled people in almost every area.
You can contact us at linda@pickinupthepieces.org .

Our Spring Basket Project netted 79 Baskets!!!
We had 9 volunteers participate in our May trip. While there we worked at the volunteer center in Kiln, MS (http://www.campcoastaloutpost.org/ ) dismantling a hardware store next to the camp and salvaging materials to be re-used in reconstruction, finishing off the construction of a "pole barn" used to house donated goods that were previously covered only by tarps, helping the camp with "kitchen duty" in preparing meals to be served to other volunteers and gutting a home in Pearlington, Ms. In addition to our volunteer work, we also delivered 79 Spring Baskets filled with hand held vacuums, tool kits, gift cards, toys, pamper products, cookbooks, utensils, etc. to the staff and families of Charles B. Murphy Elementary school in Pearlington. The recipients of our baskets were very grateful, and it was truly a blessing to see their faces as they were picking up their goodies. I want to extend A HUGE THANK YOU for all that participated and donated items to make this project the success that it was.

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