Requests for assistance have been pouring into the Somebody Cares command center in the aftermath of Hurricane Gustav. The destruction Gustav left behind was far less than originally feared. However, Gustav’s fury can be seen in communities along the path of the storms eye. Families who evacuated from western Louisiana have been told it is best to stay away for one to two weeks. Trees are downed blocking roadways, damaging homes, knocking down power lines and hindering business. Wind blew rooftops off houses. And flooding occurred in coastal communities.
The Somebody Cares network of chapters and ministries has been assessing damage, mobilizing chainsaw and debris removal crews, resourcing food for shelters who have run out of food due to the extended stay of many evacuees, helping dispatch a mobile medical unit to cover a community’s whose clinic was destroyed and coordinating assistance for emergency needs of evacuees unable to return home yet.
While the eyes of the media and much of the nation have turned away from the effects of Gustav, Somebody Cares is reaching out with a tangible expression of God’s love to those affected by the storm. Funds are desperately needed to continue helping. Join Somebody Cares in being the hands and feet of Jesus to those in need by donating on-line today!