LCC has been sending your generous donations to Lutheran High School of Greater New Orleans to support its recovery from the devastating damage caused by Hurricane Ida in August 2021. We have received the following update from Lutheran High School Board member Sandy Walton:
It has been nine months since Hurricane Ida devastated our school. We managed to put a temporary roof on one of our buildings and opened five classrooms to welcome our students back in October. It was a joyous day.
We were able to put air conditioning units and heating units in the five classrooms. We fought leaks all year long, and when it rained, it continued to infiltrate many of the rooms.
Our insurance has paid us enough to put the new roof on two of our buildings (construction should begin next week), remove the mold and mitigate the newly discovered asbestos. We have been dealing with FEMA for nine months but with no success. We have to move forward without counting on anything from FEMA. Our future depends on God, donations, and grants. We have accepted the fact that we will have to remain in the five classrooms for another school year.
Now the good news. We made sure that our kiddos had a great year with our very limited resources. We offered a few sports; took the students to off-campus sites for enrichment, as well as community service; had a prom for the seniors; never missed chapel, and graduated some great kids.
WE ARE VERY SPECIAL IN OUR COMMUNITY. We provide a safe, Christian experience for our students. There is nothing that compares to us in the entire New Orleans area.
Please continue to pray for us. Lutheran High School is God’s school. We have been knocked down, but we are slowly getting to our “feet."
We welcome any donations.
Continuing in His service,