some hurricane relief help needed soon
Dear St Joseph Church and friends,
This is a message that I shared earlier on Monday via Facebook but I want to make sure everyone in the parish has a chance to give if they can. I know the Bishop has called for a special collection in our diocese and our parish for the upcoming weekend, but this is also a great way to get help to others as soon as this week.
I have some family in the Kinder area who attend St. Phillip Neri. They are now reaching out as their water and electricity is somewhat restored. The report is that it’s literally neighbors helping neighbors from Kinder to Reeves to Ragley and spots between. The little towns. Sounds like Kinder is a home base for staging operations that are further from Lake Charles. Specifically my cousins have asked if we can have a quick church drive for these three (3) items. Seems pretty easy. Sometimes we aren't sure what others need so this is helpful to me for sure! Thanks if you are able to help in any way. Especially the charity of your prayers!
1. Laundry detergent. They are remote out there so it’s churches washing clothes for each other.
2. Insect repellent - any kind
3. Household cleaners - choose your favorite.
Drop off is inside the Gathering Space at St. Joseph Church in Milton. Just place on an empty chair on on the floor. We lock up around 5 pm. Opens daily around 7 am. Grateful if y’all can help out. No set deadline as I am going to try a couple of trips this week and then again after the weekend Masses.
I’m in my car quite a bit during the day so I can also pick up from you. Hope to make a mid-week run. No Casino visits for me on this trip. Blessings, Fr. Schambough
Fr William Schambough
on Monday, September 7 at 8:29PM