East New Orleans rocked by tornadoes
Somebody Cares is working with our New Orleans partner, City Church, to bring relief to those affected by last week’s tornadoes. Pastor Andrew Benson, a long-time partner of SCA, explained that 60 businesses and almost 700 homes in East New Orleans suffered extensive damage, with many families losing all of their possessions.

“Many were totally destroyed,” he says. “Almost immediately we set up the church as a staging area for people to come in and get hot food and to pick up or drop off supplies. Affected residents are in great need of water, ready-to-eat non-perishable food, diapers, baby wipes, first aid, toiletries, towels, blankets, etc. (everything except clothing).”

Somebody Cares is locating and procuring items needed for distribution, but we need funding to cover transportation and other expenses.
Haiti Tent City 2


It has been about four months since Hurricane Matthew devastated the western region of Haiti, but the needs are still great. Right now Somebody Cares has a 40′ container of nutritious rice casserole packets, enough to provide about 285,000 meals, on the way to Haiti to help communities there as they continue to rebuild.

We are also partnering with local churches in Haiti to build homes for families who lost everything in the storm. To help the economy by providing employment, we are purchasing building supplies from a factory in Port Au Prince and transporting them to the area around Jeremie and Les Cayes, where the homes will be built. The houses are certified resistant up to 108 mph (Hurricane Cat 3) as well as earthquake resistant.

We currently have identified six families to receive homes, but the need is much greater! We will help additional families if we have the resources to do so.

The cost to provide a Haitian family with a new starter home $4,000. Will you, your care group, business, or church prayerfully consider helping sponsor a home and help for a Haitian family? Any amount can help!

Please pray for the people of East New Orleans and Haiti, and consider giving a donation to help today.

Text “icare” to 99799 to give through your mobile device.

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Thank you for caring!