Needs on the Ground:
Typically, we focus first on pastor and staff’s homes. We believe that getting the church’s leadership teams back into their home is important both for them and their congregation and community. It is exceedingly difficult to serve others when there is instability in your personal home. Therefore, we will be coordinating with the two churches above to address the needs of their leadership as a first priority.
- Chainsaw crews/Manpower ASAP
- Water and Gatorade both for workers and population
- Gift Cards
- Mucking Crews and cleaning supplies including mold killer, not just bleach
- Building supplies (sheetrock and lumber etc.)
UPDATE FROM OUR SAVIOR CHURCH
In response to Hurricane Laura, Our Savior’s Church is working in cooperation with other Louisiana churches to provide relief and assistance to those affected by this storm. We need tarps, roofing materials, extension cords, heavy-duty trash bags, baby items (clothing, wipes, diapers), and personal hygiene items.
Join us as we send teams to the front lines to repair roofs, cut down trees, feed the locals, and minister to the people of Lake Charles. We are working with disaster relief experts from Eight Days of Hope and Samaritan’s Purse.
***Crews need to be self-contained with adequate water and food supplies (roughing it). No stores are open in Lake Charles. Work crews should consider mobile accommodations with portable restrooms/showers etc such as RV or motorhomes in the initial phase recovery. (Generators, on board water supplies etc are important)***