Update 8-19 Locals are calling it Katrina without the wind. CitiIMPACT has 12 distribution sites across Baton Rouge and soon Lafayette. Cooking teams fed more than 30,000 meals yesterday. Need is Massive. Please Help. Sign up to bring a team. DONATE
Just because the news is focused on Olympics and Elections doesn’t mean there isn’t a great need. Just because this storm didn’t have a name doesn’t mean the 250,000 plus people now homeless are affected any less. Let’s show them that they are not forgotten.
Update: 8-18 NOW AS BAD AS SUPER STORM SANDY … yet little media coverage due to politics and Olympics taking center stage.
40,000 plus homes impacted. Most without flood insurance. Whole neighborhoods underwater. 4,000 member church whose entire pastoral staff’s homes are flooded feel helpless in serving their own. People feel forgotten. You can make a difference …
1-First PRAY for God’s mercy, grace & peace to invade & permeate the hearts of survivors; His generosity of provision to flow; His Salvation Plan for our country to be made known.2-All money you DONATE makes a huge impact as we multiply resources thousands per dollar through our GIK partnerships.3-Relief teams and Rebuild teams will be needed short and long term over the next months/years.4-CitiIMPACT has staged 4 semi-loads of Relief Aid as of this evening to deliver as soon as we have truly safe passage.5-We have on the ground scouts from partners and our own team assessing as best as possible.6-IF you have an individual who wants to go and help, please DO NOT deploy them without affiliation. It’s very easy to become part of the problem unless you’re truly adept at the protocol.7-We’ve partnered with churches within the entire region to establish posts of Relief Aid, and beginning our Long Term Recovery Process.