Over 40,000 homes in Louisiana have been affected by recent historic floods. In a 36-hour period, areas in the state received as much as 30 inches of rain, leading to the evacuation of thousands of residents. Texas Baptists are responding in a variety of ways through Texas Baptists Disaster Recovery and providing support to many of our Baptist partners.
Texas Baptists Disaster Recovery will be responding to the long-term recovery needs of this disaster. To give to the ongoing work and recovery efforts, click here. Checks can also be sent to Texas Baptists, Memo: Texas Baptists Disaster Recovery, 7557 Rambler Rd, Suite 1100, Dallas, TX 75231-2310.
Texas Baptist Men will send volunteers and equipment to Jennings, Louisiana on Sunday, August 21. Mud out/debris removal volunteer teams are needed through Louisiana Baptist Disaster Relief and Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Disaster Response.
Donations are also being collected at First Baptist Church, Addis. Items most needed include: paper products (paper towels, paper plates, plastic flatware, cups, toilet paper); toiletries (shampoo, body soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant); baby products (diapers, wipes, formula); bottled water and gatorade; easy-open non-perishable food containers; new underwear and socks for all ages; and gift cards to Wal-Mart or Target.