Update, June 8, 2021 : The recovery work in Louisiana has moved along much more rapidly than expected. Late last week, Louisiana DR leaders released our SC assessors and shower/laundry volunteers early, and stood down the SC mud-out units that were scheduled to serve.
Original post, May 31, 2021:Louisiana Disaster Relief has requested help from other states for flood recovery work in storm-weary Lake Charles. Volunteers are needed for mud-out, assessment, and chaplains to accompany assessors. South Carolina volunteers who are trained in these areas and available to go before June 19 should contact the SC Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) office immediately.
SC volunteers are already answering the call to serve: four assessors (three of them also are chaplains) arrived in Lake Charles May 30, a shower/laundry team will arrive June 3, and two mud-out units are set to arrive June 6. Another mud-out unit plans to go in the second or third week of June. The mud-out units are still seeking team members from anywhere in the state – trained volunteers, it is time to step up to SERVE!
Please pray for the DR volunteers as they travel and serve, and for the residents of Lake Charles, many of whom suffered loss in Hurricane Laura last fall and have now been hit by disaster again.
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