Black Church Group to Help Bury Unclaimed Victims of Hurricane Katrina, Especially Children and Elderly
Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 17, 2005
The National Black Church Initiative will work with state and local and authorities and Hannah Angel Center to offer comfort.
The Reverend Anthony Evans, President of the National Black Church Initiative, like other religious leaders, believe that the role of the church in the midst of this crisis is to offer comfort to both the living and the dead. NBCI is working with other faith communities to extend GodÂs love to the families who have experienced death during this national disaster. We want to make sure that everyone receive the respect, dignity, the love of God and a decent burial for those individuals who may not have had any relatives or in the midst of confusion of this crisis, the next of kin is unaware that death has occurred. Therefore, these individuals may remain unclaimed; however the process of the last rites must go forward. NBCI is working with local and state officials and a host of faith-based communities (Christians, Muslims, Jewish and other religious leaders) to assure proper burial procedures are carried out with the highest amount of human dignity.
Rev. Evans says Âthis is a difficult task, but it is the proper and correct role to play to guarantee GodÂs eternal love for all who remain unclaimed but not forgotten by their fellow human beings. This is the holy act of the church and we intend to see that it is fulfilled properly and with dignity.Â
The Hannah Angel Center out of Atlanta, Georgia and NBCI Baby Fund will work hand in hand to provide the most delicate and precious burial service for children who go unclaimed.
Hannah Angel Center provides the level of expertise to handle this delicate task of providing funeral service and burial to children who had either been abandoned or lay unclaimed during this disaster. We are grateful to the center for the great work they provide to our Âsmall humanityÂ
We are asking the public to send their donations to either of the two sites to assist us in this act of love.
About the National Black Church Initiative
The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) is a coalition of 16,000 African-American and Latino churches working to eradicate racial disparities in healthcare. It is a faith-based health organization dedicated to providing critical wellness information and pre-screening to all of its members. The African-American community ranks first in eleven different health risk categories. NBCIÂs purpose is to partner with national health officials to provide health education, reduce racial health disparities, and increase access to quality healthcare.
About Hannah Angel Center
In recognition of “Safe Place for Newborns Act”, our mission is to provide a safe place for pregnant women and their unborn child as well as the newborn that has been abandoned. We will empower not only women, but also men through nurturing and education of the whole person.
Rev. Anthony Evans
National Black Church Initiative
Baby Fund Project
P.O. Box 65177
Washington, DC 20035
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Originally posted 2011-08-11 12:18:41.