donations/items needed




The C.O.R.E. Base Camp was built on the generous contributions of others. Our services are “free of charge”. Wonderful people have stepped up to donate tents, cots, diesel, food, equipment, tractors, vans, and money. God has truly provided amazing resources through his people.


While we do not charge a fee to stay and eat at the Base Camp, we do make request for donations of $60 per volunteer to help defray some of the operation cost. These donations are completely “optional” and are no means a requirement to participate. Some are very comfortable making that contribution… other are not, and that is okay. We completely trust God to provide as he has demonstrated time after time.


We continue to invite individuals, organizations, and corporation to make donations of funds, services, or supplies. Current items needed:


  • Air compressors
  • Wheel Barrels
  • Fuel
  • Sheet Rock
  • Funds
  • Rebuilding supplies of all kinds
  • Cash Donations


Cash Donations can be made by check or online using Pay Pal. Checks should be made payable to Katrina Relief and sent to:

Katrina Relief

c/o Gateway Community Church

760 Clear Lake City Blvd.

Houston, TX 77598


For Online Donations, click on the button below to make your donation through PayPal or Credit Card.

100% of all donations will go to the relief effort.


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Items Needed

  • Shop Vac’s
  • Skill saws
  • Hand trucks
  • Air chisels
  • Air wrenches
  • Rip hammers
  • Roof rippers
  • Sledgehammers
  • Mallets (not rubber)
  • Socket Ratchet Sets
  • 6’ ladders
  • Stepladders
  • XL & XXL work gloves
  • Hard hats
  • Work Gloves
  • Wheel Barrels
  • Push Brooms
  • Lowe’s Cards
  • Funds to support base camp operations.
  • Drywall screws
  • Drywall T-squares
  • Roto-Zips
  • Drywall saws
  • Hoppers for blowing texture
  • All types of nail guns
  • Circular saws
  • Miter saws
  • Drywall – all sizes
  • Insulation, R-13 Kraft Faced
  • Drywall compound, tape paper and mesh.

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Food Donations Needed (For Camp)

    • Home canned Vegetables
    • Home canned Soups
    • Home canned
    • Jellies/Jams
    • Home canned Pickles
    • Fresh Fruit
    • Fresh Vegetables
    • Canned Vegetables (Commercial Size)
    • Canned Fruit (Commercial -Size)
    • Coffee -Tea
    • Instant Oatmeal/Grits
    • Cold Cereals
    • Pop Tarts
    • Pancake Mix
    • Breakfast Bars
    • Flour
    • Sugar
    • Rice
    • Salad Dressings
  • Homemade Desserts, Cookies, Pies, etc….


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Special Thanks to:

Orphan Grain Train

Gulfex Inc.

Kentucky Baptist Convention

Flooring America

Minuteman Press



Jackson County

Al’s Formal Wear

Angel Flight

McRee Ford

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church

College Avenue Baptist Church


The dozens of individuals from Gateway and Gloria Dei who spent countless hours planning, serving, coordinating, and preparing equipment for the C.O.R.E. Base Camp.