Hundreds of evacuees have come to the our office for help. They are not in this predicament by choice. We must and we have helped them. The Temple of New Life was located at 8515 Greenville Avenue in North Dallas. As an outreach of our ministry we have felt the need to serve the evacuees who still remain in our community. The Temple of New Life was founded and begun with Katrina and Rita evacuees. October 2, 2005 marks the beginning of this congregation which started with 13 individuals (5 families). As of October 5, 2008 we had 160 members of which 50 are Katrina / Rita evacuees.
The Temple of New Life / Help Rebuild New Orleans Corporation helped people that have evacuated from the New Orleans / Gulf Coast Area by helping them to get their needs met. May 1, 2008 we had a Hurricane Katrina / Rita Conference where we had 88 people who evacuate due to the storms to come to the Temple. We provided them with phone numbers of agencies that could help them with what they needed. We also had job information for them and from this meeting 25 to 30 people were able to get gas cards and moving assistance. In the month of June we gave financial assistance to 86 families.
On November 1, 2008 The Temple of New Life / Help Rebuild New Orleans Corporation relocated to New Orleans because the city needed our help. Our long range goal is to develop a comprehensive program that will meet the needs of the community.
In 2011 The Temple of New Life / Help Rebuild New Orleans Corporation was renamed
Central City Community Development Corporation. In October of 2015 the Central City Community Development Corporation moved to Baton Rouge, La.
The history of the
Central City Community Development Corporation
has given it the on the ground experience to assist the community when disasters destroy it. The CCCDC believes that they are in Baton Rouge, Louisiana at a time such as this to help hurting people.