A Denison church is offering its parsonage to a family who lost their home to Hurricane Katrina. The Denison Baptist church parsonage is normally reserved for the congregation’s pastor, but that position is currently vacant and so is the home. Church member Harold Thomasen says they’re trying to find a family from Mississippi who would be a good fit in Denison. Thomasen says they’re working with a Jackson, Mississippi man who married someone who grew up in Odebolt, Iowa. The man helped place one family in Maine and is working with two Mississippi families who’re planning to move to the Sioux City area. Thomasen says the Denison congregation is “praying for the right family that are the right fit” — and who want to stay in the Denison area. Denison-area residents have been making donations to the church to help furnish the parsonage, but Thomasen says they need a few more items to make it livable. Thomasen says they’re putting together a tool box and have a list of other items. A freezer, two children’s dressers, night stands and a computer desk are on that list. If you have something to donate for this project, contact the Denison Baptist Church or call City Hall in Denison.
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