September 3, 2021

Dear Friends,

Our team is out on the road traversing every corner of southeast Louisiana organizing relief efforts at numerous relief sites across the impact zone.  Click here for help near you!

Close to a million are still without power, many with limited or no water and hoping to be able to repair their damaged homes. The fuel supply is inadequate as eight refineries are still offline, as some discuss raiding the Strategic Reserves. Hurricane Ida claimed dozens of lives and has exposed numerous vulnerabilities. 

Unlike previous water events, Ida was largely a wind event – badgering homes, businesses and trees from South to North and everywhere in between. The levees and infrastructure built after Katrina WORKED!!! That is significant. What no one anticipated was sustained winds at close to 125 mph, in some areas for 8 hours or longer!

Relief efforts are what the Church does intuitively...and so many good things are happening.

Some parishes are offering free meals this weekend, so please check this website for more information, and if able, send to those who may benefit from this!

Please also see the bottom of this email for Additional Resources for links on power outages, road closures, and where to find gas, if possible.

LFF Compassion - formerly PRC Compassion - has been the beneficiary of so much good will, relief items like generators, fuel and donations from individuals and organizations throughout the country. Keep those prayers, resources, and pretty soon, volunteer teams coming. 

Please join me in a giant shout out for Mercy Chefs, Operation Blessing, Samaritan's Purse, Houston Responds, Convoy of Hope, Nazarene Relief, Southern Baptist Relief, City Impact, Association of Related Churches, Foursquare International, and so many others!

 

LFF stands ready to assist relief efforts and families through LFF Compassion. Your gifts, service or supply trucks are welcomed and appreciated!

We are working with past partners (forgive our communication limitations - my home is without power for another week, internet maybe longer), local churches, and public officials to provide reliable and updated information. We will provide these updates as soon as we are able to confirm their reliability and as good information becomes available.

Compassion efforts are limited to areas where critical infrastructure is restored, and roads have been cleared. 

Response efforts are contingent upon safe passage, and sustainable relief sites.

If you are able, please prayerfully consider giving to LFF Compassion to directly help those in need!

 

Friends, we will get through this, by the grace of God!

The people of Louisiana are resilient!

May God bring your families peace, comfort, strength, and wisdom as we navigate the recovery process.

In His Service,


Gene Mills
President
Louisiana Family Forum

Additional Resources 

Link to give to LFF Compassion

Power Outages

Road Closures

Gas Buddy – a website to find gas – or download the app here

Blueroof.us  is open to the 13 parishes impacted by Ida; Click link to apply

FEMA local resources

 

More Resources 

Bethany World Prayer Center
10877 Reiger Rd
Baton Rouge La.
Warehouse, cooking teams and Coordination.
Contact Jared Stockstill 225-413-1387

 

New Wine Christian Fellowship (Laplace, LA) - RELIEF efforts Convey of Hope, 
Mercy Chefs, Operation Blessing - water, food, tarps, MREs
Pastor Neil Bernard (504) 401-1623
3353, 1929 W Airline Hwy, Laplace, LA 70068
Greatest need: tarps, water, gas

 

Church of the King - RELIEF efforts - two distributions (partnering with Bethany/Ours Saviors/Etc
Mandeville - 22205 Little Creek Rd, Mandeville, LA 70471 (Convoy of Hope) 
Kenner West Esplanade Mall - 1405 W Esplanade Ave, Kenner, LA 70065 (Convoy of Hope) - water, food, Diesel, 
Contact: Josh Holliday – (985) 807-7281
Greatest Need: diesel, Food- Refer Truck

 

Celebration Church
Mercy Chefs – feeding, supplies, water
Pastor Dennis Watson
(504)831-9673
2001 Airline Dr, Metairie, LA 70001

 

Thibodaux Family Church - RELIEF efforts - National Guard distributing MREs
Pastor Duane Bland
(985) 859-9005
785 N Canal Blvd, Thibodaux, LA 70301
Greatest need: tarps, water, gas

 

Vision Christian Center (Foursquare International) in Bourg, LA -  RELIEF efforts 
distributing 1000 meals/day
Pastor Kim Voisin (985)688-3787
4467 LA-24, Bourg, LA 70343
Greatest need: tarps, water, gas

 

Life Church – Houma
Operation Blessing – 7 semi trucks so far of supplies
2324 Coteau Road #3700
Houma La 70364
Contact: Pastor Ben Bufkin (985)851-6915
Greatest need: refrigerator truck & food

 

The Church International- Gonzales
13423 La 431 St Amant La
Contact Mark or Levi Stermer 225-445-7288
Biggest need gas

 

United Pentecostal Distribution Points
They are working with Reach Out America. They are helping to set up distribution points. They really need fuel and generators as well as food.

Locations


New Orleans - Apostolic Outreach Center (Pastor Raymond Watson)
(504) 251-1523
8358 Lake Forest Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70126


Thibodaux- House of Prayer (Pastor Josh Melancon)
(985) 859-4540
2229 LA-3185, Thibodaux, LA 70301

Prairieville- LifePoint Church (Pastor Donavon Hill)
(225) 247-7058
15050 Daigle Rd, Prairieville, LA 70769

Satellite Distribution Center
Loranger - The Pentecostals (Pastor Denny Jenkins)
(985) 801-9294
20155 Milkplant Rd, Loranger, LA 70446
Greatest needs:  desperately needs fuel and other supplies

 

Louisiana Baptists: feeding sites:

Belle Chasse Baptist Church (SC)
8828 Hwy 23
Belle Chasse, LA 70037 

Woodland Park Baptist Church (AR)
1909 JW Davis Dr.
Hammond, LA 70403

First Baptist, Mandeville (MO)
1895 Hwy 190
Mandeville, LA 70448

First Baptist, New Orleans (NC)
5290 Canal Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70124

 

Continued:

Bayou Vista Baptist Church (OK)
411 Field Rd.
Morgan City, LA 70380

Ascension Baptist Church (TBM)
13432 Airline Hwy.
Gonzales, LA 70737 

Kentwood Fire Department (GA)
310 Avenue G
Kentwood, LA 70444

Metairie Baptist Church (FL)
401 Codifer Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70005

Coteau Baptist Church (KY)
2066 Coteau Rd.
Houma, LA 70364

First Baptist, Gonzales (SBCT)
1217 South Burnside Ave.
Gonzales, LA 70737

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