What are we going to do?
It’s one of our country’s worst natural disaster since Superstorm Sandy struck in 2012. State officials estimate that historic and unprecedented flooding in Louisiana has damaged 60,000 homes and has left 13 people dead. The governor says it will take months for the state and those affected to recover.
The flooding has been horrible. We have seen it on the news. Huge amounts of water has forced people out of their homes and into temporary shelters before they can return and assess the damage that has occurred. Churches and schools have been closed, as some have taken on water and others have become shelters for those in need.
Tens of thousands of families have had to flee their homes, losing everything and with nowhere to go. At the writing of this letter there are still 4,000 people in shelters.
We can do something to help these people.
Through our friends and partnerships, we have linked up with Bethany Church in Baton Rouge. They have churches around the city, and are doing the best they can to meet the many needs in their area. We have already sent funds, so they can buy food, water and the necessities of life. But there’s more to do and we need your help to accomplish it.
The question is: what are we going to do? The job is so big; it’s going to take all of us to make a difference.
Let’s respond with prayer, compassion and a tangible gift. We ask that today you and your church respond with your best gift. Take up a special offering so that together we can reach those in our own country who are in need right now. To do your part and join our efforts, simply click the button below.
“When you have done it unto the least, you have done it unto me.”