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NorthRidge Church Continues Katrina Relief Work

Contact: Rick Harris, NorthRidge Church, 734-414-7777 ext 3696, rharris@NorthRidgeChurch.com

PLYMOUTH, Michigan, Aug. 28 /Christian Newswire/ -- With Katrina anniversary news in the headlines, attendees at NorthRidge Church in Plymouth, MI have continued to volunteer on construction teams nearly one year after the disaster.

“The devastation still exists in many areas,” says Beth Harris, Outreach Coordinator for NorthRidge. “Even though we’re approaching the one year anniversary there is still much work to do and people still need help.”

Between October 2005 and April 2006 NorthRidge sent 16 teams (over 300 people) to partner with Samaritans Purse and the relief effort. Just in the past two months NorthRidge launched an additional 5 teams to continue the work. Many of these volunteers are going for their second time with seven people making their third trip.

“Reaching out to those who cannot reach back is what we are called to do in living out our faith. Reflecting Christ’s love through our actions is an honor and a privilege,” said Brad Powell, Senior Pastor of NorthRidge.

NorthRidge has plans to start another recruitment campaign in September for another 300 volunteers to carry through to May of 2007.

NorthRidge Church, located on a 79-acre campus, is a non-denominational church serving Southeast Michigan with an active weekly attendance of 12,500. NorthRidge Church is one of the country’s largest churches and has been recognized as one of the "Top 50 Most Influential Churches" by The Church Report for a second consecutive year. For more information go to NorthRidgeChurch.com.