Church sponsors relief effort

CROWLEY - The effects of the earthquake that destroyed much of Haiti last month will take years to overcome, but the people of Haiti are in desperate need of immediate basic living supplies and shelter. Torest Park Church of Christ is offering the generous people of Acadiana the opportunity to help the people of Haiti by sponsoring a youth rock concert, a gospel concert, and a plate lunch sale. All donations will be sent to Haiti through Lifeline Christian Missions, a non-profit organization that puts 100% of its donations into its relief efforts.

The Youth Rock Concert for Haiti Relief will be held February 12 at Forest Park Church of Christ in Crowley at 6 p.m. The Gospel Concert for Haiti Relief will be held February 13 at the Rice Theatre in Crowley at 7 p.m. Admission to each concert is a $5 donation, and all proceeds will go to Lifeline Christian Ministries.

A plate lunch sale for Haiti relief will be held March 13 at Forest Park Church Of Christ in Crowley. The menu is pork steak, beans, rice dressing, cole slaw, and bread for $7. There also will be a bake sale and a craft sale that day, and all proceeds will be sent to Lifeline Christian Missions.

Besides this, students are picking up basic supplies to send to Haiti. People interested in donating supplies through Lifeline can do so at Estherwood Elementary. Necessities, such as peanut butter, Tylenol, first aid supplies, single size bed sheets, bath towels, baby formula, canned meats and cereal, also may be dropped off at Forest Park Church of Christ. A list of supplies is available at the church web site, www.forestparkchurch.org. Monetary donations also can be made at the web site.

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