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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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Virus

We have ALL BEEN EXPOSED

We have ALL BEEN EXPOSED …maybe not directly to the virus but certainly because of it. Individuals, Business, Communities, and Churches are each vulnerable and exposed.  There are none immune to it’s effects. Character – both good and bad . . . is exposed. Fears . . .are exposed. Who/What we trust in and to what degree .…
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Virus

The World Is On PAUSE

Yes, the world is different now. In essence, life pressed a giant PAUSE button and we are not quite sure when it will reset. Our hope is that when it does we can all be better versions of ourselves. That is difficult if we only soak up the negative that…
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