Hands across the nation – from Fitchburg to Biloxi, Mississippi
Back Bay is a UCC project that has been in Biloxi since 1922. It is one of the major social service agencies for the poor in that city. And it has been a hub of activity in the years of rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina. Read more about Back Bay here.
Memorial UCC has an active partnership with Back Bay Mission in Biloxi, Mississippi. Confirmation students and adult teams have traveled to Biloxi to work camps helping to restore homes by carpentry, painting, and cleaning. Hurricane Katrina inflicted devastating damage in 2005 to lives and property on the Gulf Coast, including Biloxi and the Back Bay Mission operation, and much of our work there in the years following was rebuilding homes in the aftermath. Now there is a wide variety of building and service tasks that our group performs.
In 2016, we will have a group there from Oct. 30 to Nov. 5.
And then in 2017, we have reserved the week of Nov. 4-11.
Contact Bonnie Van Overbeke for more information.