While some of the approximately 4,200 homeless persons living in Savannah took advantage of evacuation to the the Civic Center and then on to Augusta, many chose to remain behind. Both those who left and those who stayed have lost property left in camps covered by rising flood waters. The image from WSAV-TV above shows people leaving a camp.
The Community of St. Joseph, the Diocese of Georgia’s ministry to homeless persons, is uniquely positioned to provide direct material support to replace tents, sleeping bags, clothing, and shoes. Our Missioner, the Rev. Jamie Maury, can obtain good 4-bedroom tents for $40 and sleeping bags for the same amount. Use the link below for online giving or the directions for text to donate and 100% of the amount donated will go to supporting homeless persons in Savannah.
Please give to the fund we have established by going online here: http://bit.ly/DonateAidforStJosephCommunity
Or texting: EDOG $10.00 to 73256. Standard text messaging rates may apply and it will be possible to change the amount once you are re-directed.