Hotel Info

When reserving a room from any of the hotels listed, you must request the group rate using one of the following key phrases in order to receive the group rate. 

  • CORE Volunteer Reunion
  • 10 Year Katrina Observance
  • St Paul UMC

Dates: Friday,  August 21 through Departure  Sunday, August 23, 2015

Gulf Hills Hotel and Conference Center                     Rate $79/ per room.  
Volunteers must call hotel directly 1-866-875-4211  and request the group rate, rather than book online and be charged $109-$129
Contact:  Donna Brown 

Hampton Inn  Rate $85/Room - (website)
Volunteers must call hotel directly 228-872-6370 and request the group rate, 
Contact: DeeDee May

Schedule of Events

Saturday, August 22nd.

Registration: 11:00 AM

Lunch at 11:30 with a presentation by Kathleen Koch, who will share her experiences as a CNN reporter in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.  Ms. Koch, a Native of Bay St. Louis, MS authored, Rising from Katrina: How My Mississippi Hometown Lost It All and Found What Mattered.  Please be sure to register online for lunch.

Saturday Afternoon: 2:00 – 5:00 PM - Tours to the neighborhoods and places that were served by disaster response volunteers.  We will be able to see how the Gulf Coast has rebuilt in the last 10 years. 

Saturday Evening: 6:30 – 8:30 PM   Worship celebration which will focus on giving thanks to volunteers and praise to God for the work that was done.  This will include Bishop Hope Morgan Ward as the guest preacher, inspiring music, and testimonies by those whose homes were rebuilt.  There will be desserts served afterwards.

Sunday, August 23rd.

Sunday Morning, August 23:  Worship at St. Paul UMC, at our downtown Campus at 800 Porter Avenue at 8:30 or 11:00 AM or at East Campus at 9:00 AM.  We will share stories of rebuilding and say “thank you” to the volunteers who worked to rebuild the Gulf Coast.  

St. Paul will be hosting a Hurricane Katrina Observance services August 22 - 23. at the East Campus. All of those that participated in recovery and rebuilding efforts from around the country are being invited to come back and participate in this occasion with us. 

Please register below if you plan to attend

Name *
Phone *
Please indicate an area that you served in during recovery efforts.
Lodging? *
Would you like help arranging lodging?
If you selected yes above, how many do you need lodging for?
Lunch? *
We will provide lunch on Saturday. Will you plan on staying with us for lunch?