We wanted to share a letter from our CEO, Brandon Baca, as to how you can come alongside us to respond to Hurricane Ida's aftermath. Below you will find collection site information and a list of supplies needed.
As you are aware, Hurricane Ida moved through the Gulf Coast making landfall as a category 4 Hurricane this past week, greatly impacting many areas in southern Louisiana. This is the fourth recorded disaster declaration for Louisiana in the last 12 months and the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. As a result of this event, we all know that over 1 million people lost power, and many are without access to basic needs, medical assistance, and shelter. Our hearts are heavy for our neighbors. The impact of this event has been devastating for many small towns, and rural areas.
Many have asked if we are responding. The answer is yes. While this has not impacted us, we know that there are people who want to help and we would love to help facilitate that support with our connections, partners, and friends in the area.
Here is how we are asking individuals, organizations, and churches to join us.
- Pray – will you join us in lifting up our friends in pray as we seek provision, supplies, and support networks to facilitate current relief and long-term recovery.
- Support - We have put together a list of items that will help in the recovery process your contribution and donations help towards providing these supplies to our neighbors. There are currently several donation sites being set up in area churches, and we are working with them to make sure these supplies get to the right people in Louisiana. If you would like to donate or host a collection site, please let us know and our operations team will get you set up and coordinate with you.
We will not be making trips with our organization at this time, but seeking to support those who have been and will continue to be on the ground and part of the community.
We know that in times like this we need to remember that the Lord is good and his faithfulness endures forever. We also need to remember that we must remain prayerful, wise, and connected. The scriptures call us to rejoice with those who rejoice and mourn with those who mourn. Join us as we stand in solidarity and support of our neighbors.
Grace & Peace,
Brandon Baca, CEO
Click the button below to find collection site information and the list of supplies needed.