Archive of Supplemental Resources

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Sunday, December 30, 2007

Public Housing in New Orleans

There is an interesting conversation taking place on the Times Picayune blog regarding the decision to tear down public housing.  While the editorial supports the decision, the comments provide some interesting history, including the fact that the projects were originally created for  (primarily white) dependents of WWI servicemen.

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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Partnership Contributions and ABC Credit

Process for Making Partnership Contributions

It is hoped that each partner church will contribute --

1. An initial gift of $250 to $1,000 to the national Churches Supporting Churches organization. That gift can be made out to CSC and mailed to:
c/o Christian Unity Baptist Church
1700 Conti St
New Orleans, LA 70112-3606

These gifts support the overall work of CSC.


2. A monthly gift of $100 to support your partner church. Pastor Boutté is using these funds to rebuild a ministry to youth in his neighborhood. He is doing so creatively and imaginatively -- and he does not limit his efforts to young people within the walls of the church.

Pastor Boutté prefers that these gifts come through the BPFNA. You can send your support monthly or quarterly -- or you can prepay for the year. The BPFNA will collect the support and send it in monthly installments to St John Baptist Church.

Make your check payable to BPFNA and in the memo write Monthly Support for St John Baptist Church.

You may use this address:
Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America
4800 Wedgewood Drive
Charlotte, NC 28210

If you prefer to send your support directly to the church, contact LeDayne McLeese Polaski ( who will send you the address.

It would be most helpful to send a note saying something like -- "These funds represent one quarter of our yearly support for St John Baptist Church" or "This check for $1,200 is one full year of support for St John Baptist Church."

3. If you ever choose to send a gift beyond your monthly support, please send a note along clearly stating how you wish it to be directed.

Marcus Pomeroy’s note about ABC mission credit for contributions:

ABCUSA will include CSC funds as part of the monthly reporting from churches. This means that a local ABC congregation can send their contributions with their other mission giving and receive "credit" for their CSC gift as part of their ABC mission giving.

The New Orleans Diaspora

An article in Tuesday's New York Times describes the problems former residents of New Orleans are facing as they try to return.   

To read the article, click below.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Children Face Psychological Problems

James Craig drew attention to this article in today's New York Times.  Click on the title below to access the article.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Brad Pitt Builds in the Ninth Ward

This article appeared in the New York Times yesterday.  Click on the title below to access.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

New Orleans Housing Shortage

This article in the New York Times documents the shortage of rental housing in New Orleans. Click on the title to read the entire article.

NATIONAL / U.S. | December 3, 2007
New Orleans Hurt by Acute Rental Shortage
New Orleans is suffering from an acute shortage of housing that has nearly doubled the cost of rental units.