August 29, 2006
Joe and Shirley Edgerton, rural Lawrence, have spent 10 weeks in the Gulf Coast areas during the past year helping residents recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina. They are disaster response coordinators for the East Conference of the United Methodist Church. "Volunteers are more severely needed now than then," Joe Edgerton said. "It is going to be a 10- to 12-year process."