The St. Rose de Lima Catholic Church in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi has always been an invaluable resource of assistance to their community. In the aftermath of Katrina, the parishoners and ministry of St. Rose de Lima devoted long hours to ensure their neighbors had food, clothing and necessary supplies. Now, St. Rose de Lima Church has taken the 'next step' - helping families as they transition away from the shelter and into their new homes. They shared the list of families with us, in turn we will be publishing their Wish Lists in a series of blog posts.
Friends, please read on to see how you can help one of the St. Rose de Lima families, a couple and their 8 year old daughter.
Our friend, Tom Stout, a helicopter pilot on the Gulf Coast, has been working througout the region assisting communities in the Katrina aftermath. Tom has identified families in the area who are in great need of our help. Tom introduced us to the Triches in Houma, Louisiana. Gerald and his wife lost everything in the flood. They had 7 feet of water in the home and property.
We hope you can assist Gisele and her 12 year old daughter Temille. Temille is a straight A student who puts great effort into everything she does. Gisele is anxious to have her child return to a normal life so she won't fall behind in school.