Former Major Leaguer John Rocker to Pitch In¾
The Lake Oconee Presbyterian Church, The Fuller Center for Housing and the Georgia Chapter of Safari Club International (GASCI) will bring approximately 70 volunteers to Biloxi, Mississippi to help rebuild homes for local residents from May 5th through May 13th, 2006. Anyone wishing to volunteer or make a donation can do so by calling James Lakeman at 770- 207-9070.
Harley Wood, Deacon at the Lake Oconee Presbyterian Church, got involved to assist in the Presbyterian Church of America’s (PCA) relief efforts in the region. He had been involved in local assistance efforts to help less fortunate citizens around Lake Oconee. This event would help bring recognition to the ongoing efforts taking place in the Gulfport/Biloxi area and help families rebuild their homes before the next hurricane season starts in June.
All three groups plan to make this trip to Biloxi an ongoing effort and will use their expertise to help as many families as possible. “It was natural for The Fuller Center for Housing to come on board, as we have spent a lifetime helping home families in need. We are looking forward to working with the Lake Oconee Presbyterian Church, the Safari Club and the residents in Biloxi, and hope to have a long-term relationship,” said Millard Fuller, the founder and president of The Fuller Center for Housing and founder of Habitat for Humanity.
The GA Chapter of SCI provides assistance in many conservation efforts. Their involvement in Biloxi is to help families rebuild their lives following such a tragic event. Also pitching in to help in Biloxi is former Major Leaguer John Rocker. “I believe that it is important to help others who are less fortunate. Hurricane Katrina could have hit anywhere and destroyed any of our lives. The cleanup and repair assistance in Biloxi, as well as New Orleans, needs to be an ongoing effort and I encourage everyone to help out any way you can.”