Callout for Response Following Tornado Outbreak

December 16, 2022

After 21 tornadoes touched down in Louisiana, the Louisiana Conference Early Response Team is gearing up for a response. 

There are two ways you can respond. 

First, you can give. Your financial gifts will be used to restore hope in Louisiana and will be used to support the disaster response ministry of the Louisiana Annual Conference.

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The second way you can help is to help with recovery efforts on the ground, both in north Louisiana and south Louisiana.

Shreveport Area

Volunteers are asked to meet at Keithville United Methodist Church at 7:30AM Saturday, December 17th.

Primary concentration of work will be debris cleanup around homes in the neighborhood. Please bring any tools that apply to this type of work: rakes, shovels, wheelbarrows, large construction trash bags, etc. 

Please contact Rev. Michaels Mynes for more information. 


New Orleans Area
Gretna and Algiers

One of the areas hardest hit was the West Bank of New Orleans. In fact, a tornado struck Arabi just nine months after a similar tornado took almost the exact same path. 

Relief efforts are underway to provide aid and assistance, and you can help.

Specifically, ERT support is needed in the Gretna and Algiers neighborhoods for a Saturday and Sunday workday. The work will consist of tarping, debris removal, and some chainsaw work, which requires chainsaw training and certification.

If you are not ERT trained, you are still welcome to help. Your caring Christian presence will be welcome and needed.  

If you are needing overnight housing, it is available at Algiers United Methodist Church. All volunteers are asked to arrive self-sufficient. The church has ten air mattresses, three showers, a kitchen, and a designated sleeping area.

We thank you for your willingness to help us recover, to provide the hands and feet of Christ, and tangibly love your neighbor. 

If you have any questions, please email John Sauls, the Louisiana Conference Emergency Response Team Coordinator.  
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