NEW ORLEANS - Sawdust flew and the banging of hammers broke the silence of the early morning as the LCBA construction team labored under the blazing sun here Tuesday, helping Hurricane Katrina victims rebuild their lives.
The group of eight is repairing a local church, which was severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina. Once a thriving place of worship, the church now lacks both a roof and a congregation. Signs still hang from the rafters of Faithful Community, proclaiming the church "the place where you meet God," but its members are no longer present to read the message. According to local residents, most of the people who attended services there fled New Orleans during Katrina and have yet to return.
The LCBA (Lincoln County Baptist Association) is rebuilding the structure in hopes that it will serve as a new Baptist church and bring the shattered community back together. The construction team spent a long day replacing rafters and putting new shingles on the church's roof.