Denver Faithful Respond to Needs of Katrina Victims

September 5, 2005

Source: The Denver Post

On September 5, 2005 The Denver Post reported, "Across the Denver metropolitan area, religious communities have stepped up efforts to raise money, gather supplies and even offer housing for hurricane evacuees. And many weekend worship services included prayers, sermons and messages of hope for the survivors. 'The government gives material relief, but there's this hope element that the church has to bring,' the Rev. Vernon Jones Jr., pastor of the Kinship Church on York Street, said Sunday before worship service... Some local churches, synagogues, temples and mosques have members looking to do more than just give money... A priest at a Hindu temple in Littleton said he will ask members to donate at weekend services, and to pray for the well-being of survivors. 'Pain is universal. Wherever it is, we feel connected to them,' head priest Acharya Kailash Upadhyay said."