A seven-member team from the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise and the Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara recently returned from a week in
The damaged home on which the team worked belonged to a young family who had to live with their grandfather for the past 2½ years until the house could be reoccupied. Prior teams had installed new siding, drywall and some flooring. The
Team members were housed and fed at First Presbyterian Church of Biloxi, the only church on the
The team presented checks to the Biloxi Rotary Club for $1,000 from the Sunrise Rotary Club and $817 from the Unitarian Society’s Sunday Social Justice collection. The funds were used to help offset the cost of building materials and supplies for the many repair projects that were undertaken by the volunteers. The Biloxi Rotary Club and the Presbyterian Church, partnering together, have channeled more than $38 million in donated funds to help rebuild about 2,000 homes since Hurricane Katrina.
Bill Boyd is a member of Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise.