Northminster Member Al Peterson Assists With Flood Relief
Many Churches, businesses, corporations, and individuals from Northeast Louisiana have made contributions to the flood stricken people affected by the historic flood of August, 2016. In gratitude for the aid given to North Louisiana by the Acadiana Association of Realtors and a sincere desire to help the stricken, the Northeast Louisiana Realtor Association made a contribution. Our Realtors willingly gave money to purchase cash cards to be distributed to those in need.
On Tuesday, August 30, Al Peterson, President Elect (Acting President) Northeast Louisiana Association of Realtors, and Alice Clark, Association Executive Director drove to Lafayette to deliver the cash cards to the Acadiana Association. The cards of $25.00 denominations totaled $5,400.00. All the money came from the Realtors of Northeast Louisiana. Friends helping friends.
Receiving the cards were Allen Duhe’, Acadiana President, Susan Holland, Acadiana Executive, and Angi Trahan, President Elect, in the presence of the entire Board of Directors. Their expression of appreciation was overwhelming. Their Association will make distribution of the cards based on need. Thank you Realtors of Northeast Louisiana!!
Northminster provides support to the following organizations through our local missions offering:
September Missions Emphasis: Strauss Theatre. Needs: Copy paper, Tape, Batteries, Whiteout, Coffee Creamer, Salt/Pepper, Alum Foil, Ziploc Bags, Laundry Detergent and Dryer Sheets
Habitat for Humanity has opened a ReStore at 2308 Washington in Monroe, LA. Humanity ReStores are retail stores that sell new and gently used donated goods. Our ReStore needs donations, volunteers and customers. The ReStore is open on Thursday & Friday, 9-5:30 and Saturday, 9-3:30. Donations are processed on Tuesday and Wednesday. Individuals and small groups are needed to work—customer service, pricing & stocking, donations pickup and processing. Contact the ReStore at 318-737-1112 for more information.
The DeSiard Street Shelter
The DeSiard Street Shelter is a privately-funded day shelter for the homeless. There are facilities available for showers, laundry and local phone calls. Most people who enter the Shelter are either homeless or live in substandard housing. They are, not only men and women, but also families with hungry children. The Shelter offers a place for people to come in out of the weather, eat a free lunch in a loving environment, do a load of laundry, get a shower and socialize with those around them.
St. Vincent de Paul Community Pharmacy
The mission of the St. Vincent de Paul Community Pharmacy is to provide prescription medication and disease management free of charge to those who have no other means of acquiring them.
Aid to Adult Education
The Benevolence Fund is a small pool of the church’s financial resources set aside to help people make ends meet from month to month. The Benevolence Fund is offered at the discretion of the pastors based on the pastoral care visits, conversations and phone calls they receive.