Somebody Cares was on the ground in Sulphur, Louisiana, on Friday, August 28, the day after Hurricane Laura passed, and began serving hot meals on Saturday at Celebration Worship Center. In the first four days of relief, over 4,000 hot meals were served to residents and first responders who are not only dealing with loss of homes and other property, but also with a high heat index, no electricity, and, in some places, no water.
Kiolbassa Smoked Meats donated 1,400 pounds of sausage, a local restaurant that had to close due to the hurricane donated chicken, and Mike Lynch from partner, Ally Force, arrived on Wednesday with 5,000 pounds of additional meat for the grill.
In Newton County, Texas, our Somebody Cares
Jasper-Newton chapter has been assisting elderly
residents with tree limb removal, providing tarps
for the roofs of 35 homes and one church. They have also been
distributing ice and water from First Baptist Church of Kirbyville so those without power can survive the sweltering heat.
Partner church, Harvest for Lost Souls, from SC Southeast Texas, is helping with clean-up and repairs on a church facility in Lake Charles to prepare it for housing teams and distributing resources to their community. Celebration Worship Center in Sulphur, LA will also be able to house teams in the near future.
Immediate needs include:
- Tarps for damaged roofs
- Gift cards to help with fuel for generators and other essentials
- Water and other drinks
- Hygiene items
- Baby supplies (diapers, diaper rash cream, baby powder, wipes)
- Cleaning supplies
- Paper products (paper towels, toilet paper, napkins, paper plates, paper cups)
- Long term, there will be need for building supplies as well
- $500 can help transport a truckload of relief supplies to impacted communities
- $250 can aid 10 families with gift cards to purchase gas, medicine, diapers, or other essentials
- $125 can fuel a generator for a week
- $45 can supply a tarp for someone’s roof
- $30 can provide 10 hot meals to residents and responders
Any amount will help!
We thank each of our partners and each person who has donated toward these efforts. Thank you for caring!