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Camp Hope ” in Lizana , MS

 

Dear Volunteers and Friends of PHC,

Father Peter Francis "Fr. Pete" Mockler, age 65, passed away on January 30, 2014, at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Lizana.

Please visit his Memorial Page.


 
Fr. Peter Francis "Fr. Pete" Mockler

1948 ~ 2014

Camp Hope News Update: Longtime friend, supporter and local coordinator for many volunteer work projects, “Skip” Barrett, passed away to be with his Lord on November 21st. Many PHC volunteers worked with Skip and came to love and appreciate his devotion to the rebuilding efforts in his local community following hurricane Katrina. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

For information on Skip’s life, you may view his obituary HERE. The site also provides a place where you may express your thoughts about or experiences with Skip, for the benefit of his family.


 2013 marks the 8th year since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.  It is also is the 8th consecutive year that volunteers have come to Camp Hope to serve the Mississippi Gulf Coast communities in their need for rebuilding and recovery.  We are one of the very few remaining volunteer organizations to have this continued focus, and it’s due to the dedicated staff at Camp Hope and the many volunteers whose heart and desire for service bring them back each year. .

 2013 was no exception with groups coming during spring break and throughout the summer.  Many rebuilding and repair projects were completed, and comments came back that it was “the best year ever!”

 Many groups have already committed to coming back in 2014 (see below).  If you or your group would like to consider joining in this mission, please contact Karen Parker at akaren@bellsouth.net or by calling 228-860-5767 (evenings).

 Current Volunteer Schedule For 2014

SPRING

Description

March 15 – 17, 2014

Volunteers to help Karen prep St. Ann's

March 21- 29, 2014

Not available (St Ann's church event)

April 7 – 11, 2014

Hackett Catholic Central, Kalamazoo, MI

 

 

SUMMER

 

June 22 - 28

St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Acton, MA

July 6-12

St. John the Evangelist Church Hopkinton, MA

July 16 – 23

VacationsThatGive.Org   

July 26- August 2

St. Matthew/St. Anne, Southborough MA   

July 27- August 3

St. Mary, Holliston, MA

August 3- 9

St. Margaret Mary, Westwood MA



Contact please contact Karen Parker at akaren@bellsouth.net or by calling 228-860-5767 (evenings) if you have any questions.

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NOTICE TO VOLUNTEERS: Due the nature of this ministry, and the close lodging quarters, no one under the age of 16 is permitted to come to Camp Hope unless accompanied by a parent, and with the pre-approval of Karen Parker at akaren@bellsouth.net or by calling 228-860-5767 (evenings).

Also, please take note that the current rate for your stay at Camp Hope is $25 per day per volunteer.  This helps to defray the cost of housing and meals that are provided while you are with us.  Donations over and above this amount are gratefully received and carefully used. 


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Who we are:  An ecumenical ministry of St. Ann’s Catholic Church working with Christians, churches and supporters from many denominations throughout the United States who share the mission and goals of the project.
 

Mission:  To bring compassionate Christian relief and hope directly to the victims of hurricane Katrina along the Mississippi Gulf Coast .

 

Current Goals:  (1) Provide facilities for volunteers who come to work along the Gulf coast that will accommodate their housing and meal needs; (2) Direct volunteers to organizations that have quality work projects for clean-up, demolition and reconstruction of coastal homes; (3) Assist in support of the facilities at St. Ann’s church and Camp Hope in order to insure their continued use for volunteers.

 

Project Hope and Compassion is a ministry of:

St. Ann 's Catholic Church, 23529 Highway 53 Lizana, Gulfport , MS 39503

Karen Parker, Local Coordinator; (228) 860-5767  (evenings) or akaren@bellsouth.net
Richard Dunlap, Bookkeeper
Steve Hulst, Founder

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Donations to PHC

In your generosity, please remember the on-going needs of Project Hope & Compassion.  All donations are gratefully received, and used for maintenance, general repair and the upkeep of PHC facilities.  It is by the generous support of our PHC family and friends that we are able to remain open to the volunteers who continue to come and serve.

Donations to Project Hope and Compassion may be made online at: http://www.projecthopeandcompassion.org/donate_page.htm, or by sending a check to: “Project Hope and Compassion” and mailed to:  23529 Hwy 53 Lizana, Gulfport, MS. Your donations are income tax deductible.

How can I help Project Hope and Compassion?


HOW TO VOLUNTEER


If you, you’re church, youth or civic group would like to consider a life-changing experience by giving a few days or a week of service, please contact Karen Parker, Local Coordinator;  (228) 860-5767 or akaren@bellsouth.net. Volunteers are needed for this coming fall and winter.

NOTICE TO PARENTS: Due the nature of this ministry, and the close lodging quarters, no one under the age of 16 is permitted to come to Camp Hope unless accompanied by a parent, and with the pre-approval of Karen Parker at akaren@bellsouth.net or by calling 228-860-5767 (evenings).

 

Also, please take note that the current rate for your stay at Camp Hope is $25 per day per volunteer.  This helps to defray the cost of housing and meals that are provided while you are with us.  Donations over and above this amount are gratefully received and carefully used. 

 

If you can’t come yourself, consider sponsoring others to come for a week.  Either an individual, church or organization may wish to make a financial donation to someone you know who wants to make the trip to Mississippi to volunteer, but can’t afford it on their own.  Talk with your friends or community and see if you can create some interest.

 

 

Financial contributions are needed and welcomed, as they allow us to keep our doors open to volunteers.  Donations to Project Hope and Compassion may be made online at our Donation Page, or by sending a check to: “Project Hope and Compassion” and mailed to:  23529 Hwy 53 Lizana, Gulfport, MS 39503.  All gifts are tax-deductible.   Funds are used for the maintenance of Camp Hope and where possible, to purchase minimum repair and construction supplies for needy hurricane victims.

 

Also, help us make this newsletter even more informative by telling us what kind of news or information you’d like to see that’s isn’t being provided.  Please send your suggestions and ideas to us in care of: stevehulst@charter.net.

 

 

 

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Project Hope and Compassion
Located at: St. Ann's Catholic Church
23529 Highway 53 Lizana, Gulfport, MS 39503

Contact: Karen Parker akaren@bellsouth.net
(Church office phone: 228.832.2560)