Storm Recovery

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The damage from Hurricane Laura will be felt for generations as the storm itself was a generational storm - the strongest to every strike, Louisiana. The recovery will take years, not months or weeks. 

Your help is needed. 
Your help is valued. 
Your help is appreciated. 

As Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey recently said, "You are always a people who respond and respond generously. Might you consider giving a gift to the recovery process? Some people lost everything, and your gift will make a difference. Your gift will matter!" 

The most immediate way to help is to pray. Pray for those who have lost everything - pray that they might receive the help they so desperately need and that they receive the peace of Christ, a peace that transcends everything. Pray also for those helping and assisting in the recovery zone, pray that they remain safe, and get the rest they need to continue offering the hands and feet of Christ. 

Below we've outlined other ways you can help. If you have any questions, please email our office


              

Hurricane Laura/Delta Response and Recovery Information


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is continuing to install blue roofs on homes damaged by Hurricane Laura. However, if you had a Hurricane Laura temporary blue roof installed by the USACE in Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis and Vernon parishes, and it was damaged by Hurricane Delta, the USACE will assess its condition, and, if appropriate, replace it. 

ALL eligible homeowners within the six affected parishes are eligible to sign-up for a FREE temporary roof beginning Oct.11 through Oct. 24,2020. 
New Right of Entry (ROEs) forms will be required for homes with previously installed USACE temporary blue roofs. 
The ROE is a legal document that allows Corps workers to access your property and assess damage to your roof. The ROE also allows contracted crews to work on your roof. 

Operation Blue Roof is a priority mission managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The purpose of the Operation Blue Roof is to provide homeowners and permanently occupied rental properties in disaster areas with fiber-reinforced sheeting to cover their damaged roofs until arrangements can be made for permanent repairs. This is a FREE service to homeowners. Operation Blue Roof protects your property, reduces temporary housing costs, and allows residents to remain in their homes while recovering from the storm. 

Operation Blue Roof: 
Use your personal Smart Phone to SIGN UP ON THE WEBSITE: 


www.usace.army.mil/BlueRoof  
Or contact Army Corps of Engineers call center at 888-ROOF-BLU (888-766-3258)

  • Sign a “Right of Entry” form allowing USACE Staff and their contractors access to your property to assess damages and install materials  
  • The home must be your primary residence. 
  • Roof damages need to have less than 50 percent structural damage 
  • Roofs to be repaired may be composed of asphalt roof shingles, metal sheets, or a similar material which lends itself towards temporary repair with plastic sheeting or similar method. Metal roofed mobile homes present unique installation challenges and will be assessed on a case by case basis and will be covered if practicable. 

Give Financially


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.

Click the button below or text "relief" to 800 500 5858."

If you would like to give via UMCOR, the Advance number is: 901670, please head here
 

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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



We are collecting supplies for survivors of the storm and the list is varied. We are asking that all supplies be delivered to Asbury United Methodist Church in Lafayette, 101 Live Oak Blvd. Lafayette, LA 70503

Please call the church to arrange any large deliveries: 1-337-984-4211

If you want to donate something that is not on the list, please contact us first.  We do not accept clothing, shoes, or furniture


Early Response Teams

 

Hurricane Laura’s devastation is so vast, and there are still many people who need your help.  

We are inviting trained ERT teams from around the United Methodist Connection to contact our ERT Coordinator to come to Louisiana and help the survivors of the storm.  

Please email Rev. Bob Deich to schedule your deployment at ladisasterpastor@gmail.com


ERT Trainings


You can follow news of future ERT trainings by heading to the ERT page

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.  


Volunteer Opportunities


There are no volunteer days scheduled at the moment. 

 

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