Pastor Challenges Black Leaders to Aid Local Churches in Relief Effort

Former NFL linebacker, Ken Hutcherson, now Pastor of Antioch Bible Church in Seattle, Washington and founder of MayDay for Marriage, presented Family Research Council President Tony Perkins with a $10,000 check from his church to aid local churches in Louisiana as they shelter and feed the displaced residents of South Louisiana.

“I am grateful for the outpouring of support from churches around the nation who have partnered with local churches to offer not only help, but hope to the people whose lives have been turned upside down by Katrina and the tragic events that followed,” said Perkins, a former elected official in Louisiana who has been helping coordinate relief efforts through a coalition of local pastors in Louisiana.

The coalition of pastors operating under the banner of PRCCompassion.org have received and distributed nearly 300 trucks of food, water and other critical supplies to nearly 100 churches. These churches are serving as shelters to some of the hardest hit areas of the state where some residents remain without power.

Hutcherson pointed out that many of the churches operating as shelters are predominately white, middle class churches that have opened their doors to evacuees from the inner city of New Orleans. “This is a tremendous opportunity for the Church to bridge the racial divide in the wake of Katrina; black leaders must aid these local churches that are providing shelter and relief to the poorest of the poor,” Hutcherson said.

Perkins added that despite the numerous obstacles and problems created by the federal and state government in their relief efforts, the churches are not deterred in their mission to aid the distressed and displaced.

Via PRNewswire

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