Sunday, January 14, 2007

Camp Victor

Donations to Katrina relief are tax deductible. Make checks payable to "LSSDR." Donations are used to purchase building materials, tools and supplies as well as donations that directly benefit those displaced by the storm.
Mail To:
Camp Victor
Attention: Jon Biggs
1515 Government Street.
Ocean Springs, MS 39564-3825

Christus Victor Church, located in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, became a hurricane disaster response center for communities along the Gulf Coast from Pascagoula to Ocean Springs to Biloxi within days of Hurricane Katrina making landfall in August 2005. The hurricane caused damage to thousands of homes along the Mississippi coast. They were damaged, destroyed or made uninhabitable. There continues to be a great need to provide interim services to hurricane victims (food and supplies) and to aid in the clean-up, repair, and re-construction of damaged homes.
During the months that followed Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the church's walls were stretched trying to accommodate the regular church services and activities, as providing office space for case management and housing and feeding thousands of volunteers.
In June 2006, we moved our operations to Camp Victor, a new facility inside a former factory. The larger space allowed us to consolidate all our departments under one roof.
Camp Victor is a ministry of Lutheran Social Services Disaster Response and Lutheran Disaster Response.

Camp Victor (a ministry of Lutheran Social Services Disaster Response) has a number of services to help those displaced or otherwise effected by Hurricane Katrina. If you have specific needs, come talk to one of our case workers, who will attempt to help you in whatever manner we can. We also have a number of more general services, including:
Distribution of Food and Supplies
House and Yard Cleanup, Drywall Installation, Repairs

Our Distribution Center provides supplies to about one hundred and fifty families per day, with an expenditure averaging $10,000 per day. If you are able to help with this cost, please see our current needs page for information on donations.

For donations of physical goods contact Bob Montgomery in the Distribution Center at 228-860-7266, or
Food Kits
With the following items, you can create food kits that will feed a family of 4 for 3 days. Items not currently listed here are already well-stocked (cereal, cookies, peanut butter, box milk). We will add these items to your food boxes
• oatmeal (1 med canister)
• breakfast bars 2 boxes
• juice: 2 ea 46 oz. jugs or 10 pack of juice boxes
• 4 cans canned fruit
• 4 cans/packs chicken
• 2 cans meat
• 1 bottle grape jelly/strawberry jam
• 2 boxes pasta
• 1 bag rice
• Mac & cheese
• rice mixes
• canned meals (i.e., Chef Boyardee)
• 4 cans soup
• 6 cans vegetables
• 2 cans baked beans
• snacks: box of bars, crackers, puddings, etc.
First Aid Kits
• adhesive bandages
• antiseptic ointments
• cortisone cream
• OTC medications
• triple antibiotic cream
• aspirin, ibuprofen, acetaminophen
• tweezers
• adhesive tape
• gauze pads
Hygiene Kits - Adult
• deodorant
• shampoo
• razors
• shaving gel/cream for men and women
• liquid hand soap
• hand & bath soap
• feminine hygiene products
• hand sanitizer
Hygiene Kits - Infant
• diaper wipes
• baby shampoo
• diaper rash cream
• baby wash
• baby lotion
• baby powder
• Vaseline jelly
Other Needs
• face, hand & bath towels
• disposable tissues
• paper towels
• toilet paper
• insect repellant
• sun block
• 1/2 liter bottled water (for volunteer work crews)
• cleaning supplies - bleach, laundry detergent, liquid dish soap, cleanser, all purpose cleaners

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