August 31, 2005

A bit earlier than scheduled...

...but I'm not sure how busy I will be tomorrow and wanted to go ahead and post something while I had a moment to spare.

If you are interested in donating to a group coordinating aid to the victims of Hurricane Katrina, I would like to recommend Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort, Inc. out of Nashville, TN. Although they aren't one of the larger or better-known relief agencies, they do good, efficient work, and our congregation and individual members have made contributions in the past to them in the wake of several natural disasters.

Other worthwhile organizations can also be found over at Dr. Reynold's place, and at The Truth Laid Bear.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at August 31, 2005 03:04 PM

I grew up in the CoC :D

Good folks at my congregation, too bad a few bad apples bring down the name of the entire denomination though....

Posted by: nathan at August 31, 2005 03:28 PM

Sad to say, but it's like that in every religious group--in fact, in every kind of group.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at August 31, 2005 03:32 PM

I think people of *every* denomination are proud of the work the Churches of Christ Relief Fund does. As Nashvillians, we see our CoC neighbors poised on the front lines of aid in every disaster, and it makes us confident in donating to their efforts.

Posted by: Meredith at September 1, 2005 10:46 PM

Thank you, Meredith--it is a good organization run with a minimum of bureaucracy and a lot of goodwill, and no one who is involved with the group seem to be out to grab attention for themselves. I'm glad they've made a good impression on you with their attitude, and I know they appreciate your help.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at September 2, 2005 08:16 AM