LCC DISASTER RESPONSE SENDS SECOND TEAM TO SERVE HOMEOWNERS IN LOUISIANA WITH RECOVERY EFFORTS AFTER HURRICANE IDA
A second Lutheran Church Charities L.E.R.T. disaster response team has deployed and is assisting the LCMS Southern District to recover from Hurricane Ida this week. They also brought 20 flood buckets that the Palatine L.E.R.T. team had assembled to give to hurricane-affected homeowners. The teams are working with Pastor Ed Brashier, Southern District Disaster Response Coordinator through Atonement Lutheran Church in Metairie, and the Southern District Office in Slidell, Louisiana.
Nine LCC chainsaw L.E.R.T. volunteers have begun serving in Hammond and Metairie, Louisiana, and describe extensive home and tree damage in these coastal communities. They have continued to work on a property with multiple large downed and damaged trees that another LCC team had started on their week of deployment. The homeowner is very grateful for all of the assistance and care shown to him.
Pastor Ed is welcoming and receiving L.E.R.T. volunteers who are willing to deploy from around the country to provide chainsaw assistance. More importantly, the volunteer L.E.R.T. teams are offering the hope of Jesus Christ in the hard-hit communities of Metairie, Slidell, Lacombe, Houma, Baton Rouge, and other cities.
Please continue to pray for all of those affected by Hurricane Ida and for all of the public works, volunteers, and LCMS and LCC Disaster Response teams who serve them. If you are so moved, please donate generously to help LCC support the recovery efforts in Louisiana.
Lutheran Church Charities Disaster Response is ready to show the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ to those suffering and in need.