Louisiana has experienced the worst natural disaster on American soil since Hurricane Sandy struck the northeast nearly four years ago, according to the Red Cross. By the numbers, the aftermath is almost mind-boggling: 60,000 homes damaged, nearly seven trillion (yes, trillion) gallons of rain (including over 31 inches in one day), 13 deaths, 20,000 people rescued and an estimated cost of $30 million.
“Thousands of people in Louisiana have lost everything they own and need our help now,” said Brad Kieserman, the Red Cross’ vice president of disaster services operations and logistics.
Through Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse national relief organization, you can do just that. Samaritan’s Purse hit the ground in Louisiana almost immediately after the disaster, where volunteers have been cleaning out debris, removing wet floors and walls and spraying for mold, in hopes of salvaging the homes of countless thousands of people, many of whom do not have flood insurance. Fox News’ Sean Hannity was on the ground at a local church on Monday, August 22, where Samaritan’s Purse volunteers are currently headquartered. His one-hour TV special gave a graphic look into the devastation of local neighborhoods and the tremendous need of the citizens.
Fox News’ Sean Hannity Live in Greenwell Springs, LA (Aug. 22)
You can be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ to the multitudes affected in Louisiana. Are you able to give a few days of your time, or even longer, to labor on the ground? What about a financial gift to assist those whose lives have been turned upside down? Visit Samaritan’s Purse’s website by clicking on the link below and prayerfully ask the Lord how you might be able to bring His love and grace to the many in need, right here on our on soil.
Samaritan’s Purse Taking Volunteers and Donations
Serving as Christ’s Hands and Feet in flooded Louisiana/