Metropolitan Community Church Of New Orleans Raising Funds For Baton Rouge Flood Victims

NEW ORLEANS – Metropolitan Community Church of New Orleans (MCCNO) is teaming with local benefactors to provide financial relief to its sister church in Baton Rouge, whose members and pastor suffered significant losses in the flood last month.

         This Saturday, September 17, 2016, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., MCCNO is combining its regional awards ceremony with a fundraiser at the Country Club, 634 Louisa St., in New Orleans. 

         Sponsored by the Delaney, Robb and Rubin law firm in Metairie and the Louisiana Equality Foundation, donors are asked to contribute $20 to attend – although donations of any amount will be graciously accepted. 

         A free light buffet and a cash bar will be available, along with a 50/50 raffle, and the restaurant will offer its full menu for diners after the event.

         All proceeds will benefit the Metropolitan Community Church of Baton Rouge. The facility was undamaged, but 30 of the church's members including its pastor sustained severe flood losses and are displaced.  MCCBR has been distributing relief supplies to its members and others in the community in the aftermath of the disaster.

         Also at Saturday's event, Rev. Alisan Rowland of MCCNO, and Mike Smith (of MCCBR) and Jacqui Jones (of Resurrection MCC in Houston), co-leaders of the denomination's Gulf Coast Network, will be honored with awards by Rev. Elder Tony Freeman, Director of the Office of Church Life and Health for the MCC denomination.

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