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DIsaster Relief Tornado

Widespread Tornado Damage in Alabama & Georgia

Sending Prayers & Relief Several long track and severe tornados impacted the Southeast yesterday and overnight. The true extent of damage to lives and property won’t be known for a few hours. CitiIMPACT coordinates with church partners on the ground to help them process the best possible ways to serve…
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Residents prepare for Iota in midst of devastation from Hurricane Eta
DIsaster Relief Hurricane

An IOTA in 2020?

Saying this has been a “hard year” must be the greatest understatement ever. The needs from COVID have created a national disaster in nearly all communities due to job loss, illness, and mental health. In addition, we have had one of the worst years for natural disasters with record number…
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10th Hurricane to Hit US in 2020
DIsaster Relief Hurricane

10th Hurricane to Hit US in 2020; sets record

Delta takes aim at areas devastated by Laura just 6 weeks ago. 2020 continues it’s cruel punches. Lake Charles and areas of southwest Louisiana are in the early stages of recovery from Hurricane Laura. Blue tarps blanket the roofs (that are left) and debris piles cover the streets. Many had…
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Eugene, Oregon will be the initial hub for CitiIMPACT's distribution across the state of Oregon
DIsaster Relief Fires

Eugene, Oregon will be the initial hub for CitiIMPACT’s distribution

Eugene, Oregon will be the initial hub for CitiIMPACT’s distribution across the state of Oregon. It offers a safe central location, a dedicated group of volunteers from local churches, as well as a haven for many evacuees needing support. Semi loads of supplies will arrive next week. Of course, it…
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Entire towns are destroyed in Oregon
DIsaster Relief Fires

Unprecedented Fires: Entire towns are destroyed in Oregon

The West Coast is on fire; Northern California, Oregon, and Washington This hits close to home, literally; as Oregon is the home state of CitiIMPACT Director, Toni Smith. We are heartbroken for friends and family suffering such great loss. Over half of the state is directly affected from fire and/or…
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Church DIsaster Relief Hurricane

Laura; What the news isn’t showing

The devastation from Hurricane Laura is extensive Best estimates are a month without power and water in Lake Charles and quite a bit longer in areas closer to the gulf like Cameron. Our cooking team came across a nursing home who hadn’t had food in days. Oh, and remember (as…
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Supplies enroute now to our Shreveport, LA warehouse where it will be staged to get to the hardest hit areas.
DIsaster Relief

Laura Landfall: Supplies, Feeding & Teams

Supplies enroute now to our Shreveport, LA warehouse where it will be staged to get to the hardest hit areas. A few other updates Assessments are coming in. Cameron, LA was especially hard hit as was Lake Charles (although thankfully spared the storm surge that was forecast). Cooking teams are…
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DIsaster Relief Hurricane

Uncharted: Major Hurricane in Midst of Pandemic

Uncharted 2020: Pandemic Meets Major Hurricane We are Still Here. Are You? Our mental, physical, financial, emotional and spiritual health has been tried to the brink this year. Now imagine all that with a life threatening Hurricane with catastrophic storm surge approaching. The needs will undoubtedly be great. CitiIMPACT partners…
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DIsaster Relief

Actions Speak – Bridging HOPE together for over 20 years

We can all agree that this is a very unique and trying time for our country. It is so hard to know what to say to bring comfort, healing, and help. Words often seem trite, disingenuous, or are easily misconstrued. Actions though, they can speak where words fall short. We…
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Responding to Tornadoes in a COVID-19 Pandemic
DIsaster Relief Tornado Virus

How? We have never been this way before.

CitiIMPACT is once again responding with our partners to serve those most devastated by the Easter tornadoes throughout the Southeast. Yet, due to this worldwide pandemic, the “how” of our response is much more complex than any others before. Admittedly, we have had our moments of doubt. “Will people give…
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