Norman Park-- An emotional day for Governor Sonny Perdue as he paid a visit to hundreds of Hurricane Katrina victims in South Georgia.
President Bush declared Friday a National Day of Prayer for hurricane survivors. Governor Purdue did the same on the state level to encourage Georgians to pray for Katrina's victims. Friday afternoon, Governor Purdue visited the hundreds of evacuees calling the Georgia Baptist Conference Center in Norman Park a temporary home.
The evacuees were bussed from devastated Biloxi, Mississippi. Perdue flew over that area earlier this week and saw the damage first-hand. He led an emotional prayer at Norman Park to give evacuees hope and faith.
"Prayer may be simple but it's powerful and I believe something as simple as prayer changes things and I think it's appropriate that we come together as a nation of faith, get on our knees, pour out our heart before God," says Governor Perdue.
Thousands of Katrina evacuees are now living in Georgia. Governor Perdue says the state is prepared to absorb the cost of helping evacuees rebuild their lives.