AFA-Michigan leader and son to join hurricane relief effort

Group leaves Wednesday for Mississippi, Louisiana

MIDLAND, Mich. — Gary Glenn, Midland, president of the American Family Association of Michigan ( will leave Michigan Wednesday with a Christian group traveling for twelve days to Louisiana and Mississippi to deliver ten tons of donated food items to victims of Hurricane Katrina. Glenn and other volunteers expect to work 12-hour days in food distribution centers and as otherwise needed.

“We hope to make a difference in people’s lives and set an example of compassion and charity that witnesses the love of Christ and encourages others to volunteer,” Glenn said. “Even way up here in Michigan, we don’t have to just watch it on TV.”

Glenn will be accompanied by his son Harrison, who will celebrate his 15th birthday Sept. 17th while participating in the relief effort. “Seeing the devastation with his own eyes and working long hours to help people who’ve lost all they have will be an invaluable life’s lesson,” Glenn said, “and a birthday that he will never forget.”

Plans include stops in Higgins and Gulfport, Mississippi, with a possible trip to Slidell, Louisiana, just north of New Orleans.

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