It's Labor Day in the U.S. & many people are enjoying a holiday. Yet, it's amazing how many locations around the world are struggling with natural disasters.
In recent days flooding in India has at least 1.2 million people homeless & a 1/2 million stranded in the state of Bihar. Read more at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7591006.stm Another good website to know what is going on is the Relief Web and can be found at http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/dbc.nsf/doc100?OpenForm
Having served on the Gulf coast in reconstruction efforts for the last 3 years in Gulfport and in New Orleans it's hard to imagine the area getting pummeled again. The path & intensity of the hurricane and time will tell if all the work since Katrina will hold up. Our prayers are with those neighbors in the eye of the storm.
UMCOR will reveal updates regarding any volunteer needs soon after the storm. http://new.gbgm-umc.org/umcor/