Hurricane Help

On August 27, 2020, 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.

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 are so critical. They help us mount a timely and adequate recovery and relief effort and have done so time and time again over the years. 

 

 


Four Opportunities to Help









 

Work Day Volunteer 
 

Volunteers are vital to our recovery efforts, but not everyone can spend a week volunteering in the recovery zone.  We have created these one-day volunteer opportunities for those who have a big heart but limited time. 

 

Volunteering for a work day is a perfect opportunity for individuals, families, Sunday School classes or small groups to make a big impact. 

Typically, these work days require a simple registration, are often at low cost (sometimes no cost) and require no advance training or overnight lodging. 

Volunteers must be 16 years old to participate (16- and 17-year-olds must be accompanied by a parent). Groups generally meet in the parking lot of First UMC and proceed to various sites in the community. 

Below are the upcoming Work Day opportunities.

Interested in helping, call our offices and we can help: (225) 400-5080


Mission Team 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.   
 

Sign Up/Get Connected

Questions? Call us
(225) 400-5080

 

 

 


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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