August 31, 2021

Dear Friends,

Louisiana families are in our thoughts and prayers as we battle the aftermath of Hurricane Ida.

We know close to a million people are without power. Many of those are also without running water, sewer service, or communication capabilities. Thousands of miles of power lines are out of service and even 911 dispatch centers are inoperable. Responders are working around the clock to restore critical infrastructure. Tragically, there have been fatalities.

To assist relief efforts now... Pray!

Please be in prayer for those impacted by Ida - perhaps the strongest storm to hit our shores in decades.

Please pray for our Governor, Parish Presidents, Sheriffs, emergency personnel, pastors, and all first responders, that God may grant strength, grace, and wisdom that is essential now and in the coming days, weeks, and months of recovery!

Pray for the families enduring unimaginable conditions. Temperatures are expected to reach 100 degrees today and rain remains in the forecast. Fuel is scarce and many venturing out are finding themselves stranded on highways with little assistance available. For those inside the zone of impact, simple things like water, fuel, air conditioning, and good information about open roads could be the difference between life and death.

 

Financial assistance is another quick and easy way to assist impacted families right now. Given the reality of hurricane cleanup, we are unable to make it to the office to process check donations; online donations towards disaster relief efforts locally can be processed same-day, however. Donations can be made online to LFF Compassion and we will direct funds to relief efforts, families, and on-the-ground partner organizations deep in the impact-zone.

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

Compassion efforts are limited to areas where critical infrastructure is restored, and roads have been cleared. We are working with past partners, local churches and public officials to provide reliable and updated information. We will provide these updates as soon as we are able to confirm reliability and that information becomes available.

Each one - reach one!

Perhaps the best opportunity to serve is for those within the impact zone – with capabilities – to reach their family, neighbors, and those nearest in need. Those outside that zone help us to do that for as many as possible by donating to LFF Compassion.

 

Friends, the Lord is with us!

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalm 27:1)

Fear not – for our God is a GOOD and gracious God!

May He grant His Grace and Mercy all our days!

In His Service,


Gene Mills
President, Louisiana Family Forum

P.S. LFF Offices are without power or internet capabilities and we are depending on an overwhelmed cellular network system for communications. Please bear with us - we are doing the best we can with what remains operable in this state. We will be working at large until further notice.

 

Additional Resources

Link to give to LFF Compassion

Power Outages

Road Closures

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

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