Hurricane Help

Louisiana has been devastated by two major hurricanes and you can help us recover. 
 

​On August 27, 2020, Hurricane Laura tore through southwest Louisiana with 150 mile-per-hour winds, uprooting homes and lives. Six weeks and one day later, Hurricane Delta barreled through the same area, sucker-punching a community that was already on its knees.

Almost exactly a year later, on August 29, 2021, Hurricane Ida slammed into the Southeast area of Louisiana. It demolished areas such as Grand Isle, and the server winds uprooted trees and wiped out power from Houma to Ponchatoula. 

In a disaster, help can never arrive too soon, and there’s never enough assistance to meet all the needs.

This is why volunteers, supplies and money are so critical. 

Together, all of these items help us mount a timely and adequate recovery and relief effort and have done so time and time again over the years. 

 


Ways You and Your Church Can Help
 








 


 


Volunteers


When disasters strike, United Methodists mobilize to help the survivors.  Hurricanes Laura, Delta, Zeta and Ida decimated much of Louisiana leaving thousands without homes and causing millions in damage.  The recovery will take years and volunteer teams are vital to the recovery.

 

The Louisiana Conference Disaster Recovery Ministry has partnered with local churches and other non-profit agencies to help our neighbors recover from these devastating storms. 

We are inviting volunteer mission teams to Louisiana to help restore the areas devastated by Hurricanes Laura, Delta and Zeta. 

We are partnering with The Fuller Center Disaster Rebuilders and other construction agencies who will manage and supervise the construction work for the survivors. 

Your team of volunteers will be assigned to a project supervised by The Fuller Center or one of our other partners based on your team’s size and skills.   
 

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Give


One of the most impactful ways to help is to give financially. Your donations will matter! They will help us respond today, tomorrow, and in the future as we continue to assess Louisiana residents' needs. You can head to this web site, or you can text "relief" to 800 500 5858

 

On August 27, Hurricane Laura’s 150 mile-per-hour winds plowed through southwest Louisiana and uprooted homes and lives from the Sabine to the Atchafalaya. Six weeks and one day later, Hurricane Delta barreled through the same area, sucker-punching a community that already was on its knees.

In a disaster, help can never arrive too soon, and there’s never enough assistance to meet all the needs.

If you would like to mail a check, please mark the check "disaster response" and send to: Louisiana Conference, 527 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70802

 

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Early Response Teams


The Louisiana Conference is constantly in need of certified ERT responders.

 

 


Early Response Teams (ERT's) fill a specific need in the early days after a disaster to clean out flood-damaged homes, remove debris, place tarps on homes, and otherwise help to prevent further damage while providing a caring Christian presence.  

ERT's are not the first-response group of emergency workers, nor are they recovery, rebuild, or repair teams.

Under very specific guidelines, ERT's assist survivors, without causing further harm or being a burden to the affected community.
 

 

View ERT Class Offerings

 

 

 

 

Support for this project was provided by a grant from UMCOR
 

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