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National Prayer Day

President Bush declared Friday a National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for those affected by Hurricane Katrina.

In light of that, Alabama Gov. Bob Riley called for a prayer service in Montgomery at Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church.

There were several clergy leaders that participated in the 12 p.m. services.

Hurricane victims and evacuees who fled the storm and are now in Alabama were recognized.

To assist hurricane victims in Alabama and evacuees from Mississippi and Louisiana, governor riley created Operation Golden Rule.

This is a state initiative to find long-term housing for people who lost their homes and to raise funds to cover victim's unmet needs.

Contributions may be sent to the Alabama Governor's Emergency Relief Fund at Post Office Box 1523, Montgomery Alabama 36102.

Those seeking additional information may call toll free-877-273-5018.

Gov. Riley has also set up a website where individuals can sign up to volunteer with hurricane relief efforts.

That Web site is http://www.serve alabama.gov


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