Faithful Aids Victims of Dennis; Food, Shelter and Counseling Are among the Services Religious Organizations Are Providing

By Brumley, Jeff | The Florida Times Union, July 16, 2005 | Go to article overview

Faithful Aids Victims of Dennis; Food, Shelter and Counseling Are among the Services Religious Organizations Are Providing


Brumley, Jeff, The Florida Times Union


Byline: JEFF BRUMLEY

Religious groups from the First Coast and across the state are playing a central role in the cleanup and recovery from Hurricane Dennis.

Damage is being repaired and people are being fed, clothed and housed largely because of groups including The Salvation Army, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Christian Contractors Association and the Jacksonville-based Florida Baptist Convention, said Alex Amparo, director of emergency management for Volunteer Florida in Tallahassee.

The religious organizations are providing mobile feeding kitchens, recovery crews, chaplains, counselors and housing for emergency workers, said Amparo, whose job is to integrate the volunteers and assets of ministries and non-profit groups into the government's disaster relief effort.

"All in all, we're where we're at now because of the contributions of the faith-based organizations," he said. "Those are the people I am turning to when we get calls from people needing help."

Dennis roared ashore in the Panhandle and Alabama coast Sunday as a Category 3 storm. Although far less destructive than Hurricane Ivan in September, Dennis caused at least $1 billion damage and left about 250,000 without power, The Associated Press reported. About 9,000 people have registered for federal aid as a result of the storm, Florida Emergency Operations Chief Craig Fugate told AP.

The Florida Baptist Convention's disaster relief service has been a leading force for recovery in the areas affected by Dennis, Amparo said.

About 250 Baptists are working with The Salvation Army and Red Cross in feeding efforts, and their chain saw teams are scouring the region, said Fritz Wilson, the convention's disaster relief coordinator. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Faithful Aids Victims of Dennis; Food, Shelter and Counseling Are among the Services Religious Organizations Are Providing
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Author Advanced search

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.