Monday, September 15, 2008

And the floods return.

The URJ Greene Family Camp is once again a significant part of the Texas evacuation effort. Beginning last week, Loui met with emergency management officials and managers at the American Red Cross. Hundreds of families from the Texas Gulf Coast have been arriving in Bruceville Texas since Wednesday, sent here by the American Red Cross. Hundreds more are expected. Currently, the population is 400 and is expected to grow, reaching 700 individuals tonight. In addition to families fleeing the coast, GFC is housing many of the teams of Red Cross volunteers who are serving other shelters in Central Texas.
The Greene Family Camp staff is doing a remarkable job keeping up with the myriad needs of the Red Cross shelter managers and their clientele. Stefani Rozen and Ted Cera, in particular, have been working directly with the Red Cross to make this happen. Our entire Kitchen, Maintenance, and Housekeeping crews have been involved throughout, allowing us to provide this service to the community. Beginning today, Friday, members of our summer camp and counselor staff will begin to arrive and organize programming for the children who are here.
In addition to utilizing all of our camper and staff housing facilities, we have moved hundreds of cots into our two recreation halls (the Moadon and the Beyt Ha’am). Our other program spaces are being used for activities and as lounges.
Three seasons ago, Greene Family Camp played a major role in the Hurricane Rita evacuation and relief effort, operating “Camp Rita” serving hundreds of residents of the Texas coast. Some of them are back with us for “Camp Ike”.
Greene’s sister camp in the URJ Southwest Council, The Henry S. Jacobs Camp in Utica Mississippi has been an integral part of the relief efforts surrounding hurricanes Katrina and Gustov.
The link above will lead you to means of donating to the rebuilding the effort.

The son of a sculptor, Gregory Kohelet was initiated into art by his father. He wasn't pressured to learn "the classical laws of Art", but only to love and respect Nature - the master teacher. As a young boy, Gregory traveled with his father to wild landscapes with the intention of learning to understand the meaning of composition, color and expression as they exist in the Nature. In 1990, he immigrated with his family to Israel ansd settled in Jerusalem. In the Holy City he absorbed much light and divine inspiration. He believes in God but only in Jerusalem did he really "meet" Him.

1 comment:

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