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Hurricane Katrina
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Hurricane Katrina

News about the impact of Hurricane Katrina on Unitarian Universalists and their congregations, the work of the UUA-UUSC Gulf Coast Relief Fund, and the groups the funds support, reported by UU World staff. See also hurricane resources and information from the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations.

Recent Stories

Volunteers still needed in New Orleans
Unitarian Universalists invited to help New Orleans rebuild.
By Donald E. Skinner 8.31.07

UUs help launch New Orleans 'Resurrection Project'
Gulf Coast Unitarian Universalists gather for second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
By Donald E. Skinner 9.7.07

Baton Rouge church honored for hurricane relief
Congregation coordinated UU Gulf Coast relief volunteer effort.
By Donald E. Skinner 8.31.07

Mississippi church plans new building
After Hurricane Katrina swamped its lot, Gulfport UU church moves inland.
By Donald E. Skinner 8.24.07

Church rebuilds in Katrina's wake
Small group ministry 'the spiritual glue' that held Louisiana congregation together.
By Donald E. Skinner 8.17.07

New Orleans church slowly regains strength
First UU Church prepares to welcome new minister, finish rebuilding.
By Donald E. Skinner 8.3.07

New Orleans church returns to old neighborhood
Congregation moves into house next to destroyed church building.
By Donald E. Skinner 7.27.07

UU funds to support Gulf Coast volunteers
New fundraising effort will support volunteer groups going to Gulf.
By Donald E. Skinner 4.13.07

More funds disbursed to Gulf Coast area
The UUA-UUSC Gulf Coast Relief Fund makes next round of grants.
By Donald E. Skinner 4.7.06

New Gulf Coast grants total $130K
UUA-UUSC fund supports antiracism training and rebuilding projects.
By Donald E. Skinner 12.15.06

Tyrone Edwards leads his town back to life
A hurricane-battered Louisiana town comes back to life, with Unitarian Universalist help.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 12.11.06

Partners in the Gulf
Helping marginalized communities rebuild along the Gulf Coast.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 12.11.06

Renewed UU funding supports New Orleans church staff
FY07 disbursements pay church staff for another year.
By Donald E. Skinner 10.27.06

Next round of UU grants to the Gulf
Funds used for affordable housing, worker protection, and youth outreach.
By Donald E. Skinner 10.6.06

New Orleans UUs mark Katrina anniversary
New Orleans congregations observe hurricane's anniversary with worship, dinner, and theater.
By Donald E. Skinner 8.29.06

UU Weekend Warriors take on New Orleans
Baton Rouge UU group makes monthly visits to help clean up.
By Donald E. Skinner 8.29.06

Mississippi UU volunteer coordinator to start in August
Mission is to help UUs who want to volunteer in Mississippi
By Donald E. Skinner 7.28.06

Summer volunteers welcome in New Orleans
Renovated lodging allows UU church to host volunteers.
By Donald E. Skinner 6.2.06

Gulf Coast fund helps fight immigrant worker abuse
UUA-UUSC fund supports groups working for immigrant worker rights.
By Donald E. Skinner 5.12.06

More funds disbursed to Gulf Coast area
The UUA-UUSC Gulf Coast Relief Fund makes next round of grants.
By Donald E. Skinner 4.7.06

UU volunteers help with Gulf Coast reconstruction
Youth groups, individuals line up to help.
By Donald E. Skinner 3.31.06

New hurricane-relief grants exceed $330K
February 21 grants help six Gulf Coast groups.
By Donald E. Skinner 2.27.06

Work camps help rebuild Gulf Coast area
An up-close view of Gulf Coast destruction.
By Donald E. Skinner 2.13.06

Hurricane fund gives $750K to churches, community groups
Grants continue from $3.5 million relief fund.
By Donald E. Skinner 1.30.06

Hurricanes’ devastation is emotional as well as physical
Florida UUs uneasy about third stormy year; Louisiana church is hiring to help volunteers.
By Donald E. Skinner 1.2.06

First grants to Gulf Coast community groups
$100,000 goes to four Louisiana and Mississippi community organizations.
By Donald E. Skinner 11.14.05

Acts of kindness in a hurricane's aftermath
Unitarian Universalists work tirelessly to help the displaced residents of the Gulf Coast states.
By Michelle Bates Deakin 11.7.05

New Orleans congregations begin healing process
Hurricane Katrina scatters, then unites Louisiana Unitarian Universalists; no church damage reported from Hurricane Wilma.
By Donald E. Skinner 10.31.05

Challenge grant to aid hurricane recovery
Shelter Rock's $500,000 matching grant could push the Gulf Coast Relief Fund over $3 million.
By Donald E. Skinner 10.17.05

Hurricane relief fund reaches $1.5 million
Congregations establish partnerships to help Unitarian Universalist communities affected by hurricanes.
By Donald E. Skinner 10.3.05

Flooded New Orleans church a 'horrific' scene
The Rev. Marta Valentin returns for a first-hand look at a hurricane-ravaged church.
By Donald E. Skinner 9.26.05

Mississippi Red Cross chapter led by Unitarian Universalist
'My mission has been to live up to the image of Clara Barton,' says Red Cross staffer; Mississippi, Alabama congregations pick up after storm.
By Donald E. Skinner 9.26.05

Minister visits flooded church, reports total loss
Future of flooded New Orleans congregation uncertain; Unitarian Universalist congregations adopt affected churches and families.
By Donald E. Skinner 9.19.05

Gulf Coast Relief Fund tops $1 million
$1,005,731 given to UUA-UUSC hurricane relief fund; online technology played major role.
By Jane Greer 9.16.05

New Orleans church gathers by conference call
Growing UUA-UUSC hurricane relief fund raises $857,648; anonymous donor gives $100,000.
By Donald E. Skinner 9.13.05

UU hurricane relief effort sets $1 million goal
'Spectacular response' will aid congregations and agencies.
By Donald E. Skinner 9.9.05

Baton Rouge swells with displaced people
UUA president expresses outrage at government’s hurricane response; donations to UUA-UUSC fund reach $386,000.
By Donald E. Skinner 9.7.05

Volunteers worship in damaged La. church
Volunteers spend weekend fixing one New Orleans-area church; donations to UUA-UUSC relief fund top $343,708.
By Donald E. Skinner 9.6.05

New Orleans minister looks for her congregation
Unitarian Universalists donate $141,739 online in two days to help hurting congregations.
By Donald E. Skinner 9.2.05

UUs respond to hurricane's devastation
UUA sets up emergency relief fund; members open their homes to refugees from New Orleans
By Donald E. Skinner 8.31.05