P.O. Box 5353 | Nampa, Idaho 83653
Office (208) 465-2518 | Fax (208) 465-2531

8,000 Bibles Distributed to Hurricane Katrina Evacuees

Nampa, Idaho (November 7, 2005) - Three Pacific Press® owned Adventist Book Centers®—Texas, Northern California, and Pennsylvania—teamed up to distribute free Bibles to the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Through a special offer from Thomas Nelson Bible Publishers, the Adventist Book Centers were able to get the Bibles for $1.00 each. In turn, the Adventist Book Centers® asked their local constituents and customers to donate $1.00 per Bible to cover the costs. Through the generosity of their constituents, the stores raised enough money to purchase 8,000 Bibles.

The Bibles were then shipped to a warehouse staffed by the West Houston Adventist Church in Houston, Texas and distributed to Hurricane Katrina evacuees. Jorge Velez, assistant manager for the Texas Adventist Book Center, says "In addition to water and food, one of the top things that people were asking for was a Bible."

Pacific Press also donated 10,000 copies of the sharing booklet Does God Care That I'm Hurting to be distributed with the Bibles.