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9/02/2005

MORE FROM THE PRESIDENT

THIS IS THE LATEST E-MAIL UPDATE FROM DON DONAHUE ON BEHALF OF THE FOLKS PUTTING TOGETHER THE SLIDELL LOUISIANA RELIEF TRUCK. IT WAS SENT TO ME LAST NIGHT (9 1 05). FOR MORE INFO READ THE TWO POSTS AFTER THIS ONE.

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I wrote most all of you earlier today to tell you of a need that has come in today for some friends who are desperately trying to set up a shelter at a church in Slidell, Louisiana for refugees of the storm. At 11:30am this morning my friend Jay Hall from Maxx Technology got off the phone with the sister of one of his artists who both had lost everything in Katrina's wake - and still there desire is to have their church building be a refuge even though that building itself doesn't have power or water - 200 people can have shelter there - but they need everything. I am very happy to report that not quite 12 hours later there is over $25,000 in donations that have come in (someone even gave me cash at the titans game tonight after reading the earlier email!) Laura and I went by the warehouse at 9:30 tonight [9 1 05] and were overwhelmed by what we saw. Palate upon Palate of water, diapers, blankets, pillows, food, clothing, medicine and so much more. They were getting the 18 wheeler ready to load. It's quite an organized operation over there -- very inspiring. BUT THERE'S STILL TIME. They're planning on holding the truck until 11:30 or 12 tomorrow [actually today, 9 2 05]. Contrary to my earlier email if you can still bring supplies by take them Straight to MAXX's Warehouse. It's on Crossroads Blvd in Cool Springs [that's in Franklin, TN]. Suite 111 of the Brentwood South Warehouse district. (For those of us who have kids it's about 10 doors to the left of Pump it up.)

One more need, and that's prayer. The Maxx team has been advised from very top sources that they will have plenty of hurdles to clear once they get on the road. They need to talk themselves across the boarders of both Mississippi and Louisiana - if they make it into the states (they have some names to help them get in), they have been advised to make the delivery into Slidell after nightfall - drop the supplies into the church under darkness and get out of town. Supply trucks are very vulnerable to attack, highjacking and worse. It is beyond a desperate situation. Pray for safety for our friends, the drivers and all who are going on this mission trip. Remember, this is 8 hours south of Nashville, not Africa. Amazing.

Thanks for your amazing support in such little time...and remember, there's still time in the morning. Call me if you have any questions.

Don

2 Comments:

Blogger Nancy Tyler said...

And there's the reason I was drawn to Rocketown...the heart of its president.

n

9/02/2005  
Blogger Mustard Packet Pelter said...

Yessss we love our Papa Rocket very very much!!

9/02/2005  

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