“For I will restore their fortunes and will have mercy on them.”
Five days after Hurricane Isaac made landfall, many homes across parts of Louisiana and Mississippi are still filled with water. An estimated 13,000 homes in Louisanna alone, have been damaged by Isaac.
One such home belongs to Alice Carol. A single elderly woman from LaPlace, LA, Alice was evacuated from her home in waist-deep water, losing her eyeglasses and cellphone in the process.
Our Somebody Cares partner on the ground, Victim Relief Ministries, delivered food, water and a cleaning kit to her, saying, “There are HUNDREDS of people just like her in LaPlace. She lost everything.”
Together with our Somebody Cares partners on the ground and local churches, Phase 1 of Disaster Relief has launched successfully. We are meeting immediate needs in 3 heavily affected areas: Plaquemines Parish, LA, LaPlace, LA, and East Jackson County, MISS. Somebody Cares network partners are providing hot meals for 1000s, setting up warehouses for receiving and distributing supplies, providing crisis counseling for families who have lost so much, and hosting cleaning crews to start light clean-up as flood waters rescind.
However, we are in desperate need of funds and supplies to help people like Alice, who lost everything. This is our opportunity as the Church to show love and mercy to those in need! You can help show men, women and children that Jesus cares!
Our partners on the ground are requesting*:
We also desperately need funding for fuel to get supplies to those in need. Transportation funds are essential to relief work. Please consider giving towards that!
The media has not shown the magnitude of the need because of political convention coverage and as a result much of the nation is not responding to the level of the need. We want to continue to be tangible expression of GOD’s faithfulness. Thank YOU for being a part of that through your support and prayers!
*Please see our Current Needs section for a more detailed list