The outpouring of support from the Episcopal community for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey was tremendous. Please know that your efforts are very much appreciated. We invite you to read a message from Rev. Ashley Freeman, Rector of St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church.
I am writing you today to express my deepest gratitude and appreciation. As you all know, on September 4th, St. Patrick’s began loading a 53’ tractor trailer with Hurricane Harvey relief supplies. Our goal was to fill the trailer by September 9th. This was a tall order and one I wasn’t sure we could actually accomplish. To my delight and amazement, I was wrong.
Due to the level of love, grace, and support shown by the people and churches of Zachary, Baton Rouge, and the surrounding area, we were able to load 17.5 tons of relief supplies for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. This incredible response to those in need is a testament to your faith and an example of what the desire to follow Christ’s command to, “Love each other as I have loved you,” truly looks like.
Thank you for your faithful response to those in need. Your love for God and neighbor has been inspiring, and I have been blessed to witness this display of God’s grace through you.
Your generosity to our western neighbors truly made a difference and provides an inspiring example for our students to follow. We are proud to be a community who serves.