Aug. 30, 2021
By Danette Snead Perez
CBF Domestic Disaster Response Manager
We continue to pray for those who have been affected by Category 4 Hurricane Ida and those still in the path of this now, tropical storm. We serve a generous network and many are ready to serve.
I have spoken to Kyle Kelley of CBF Louisiana and David Wells, our DR Coordinator in Tennessee. Both will keep us updated for next steps in the days ahead.
As you receive calls and requests, please convey to our partners that in this early stage of disaster response counties, parishes, and affected areas are still accessing damages and engaging in search and rescue. Here’s how you can help now. Please share the following information.
Please pray for families who have lost everything they own and first-responders who are giving everything they have to save lives. Pray for communities as they cope and as they heal.
We ask that churches and individuals provide financial support so that funds can be used locally to respond in the most effective way to meet needs. Please consider a gift to the CBF Hurricane Disaster Relief Fund at CBF.net.
CBF is not accepting donations of items as we have learned from experience that it is much more efficient and cost-effective to provide funds that allow Disaster Response personnel to procure supplies as needed.
As more information becomes available, I will continue to provide you email updates and updates to our Fb Page: CBF Disaster Response Ministries.
Aug. 30, 4:30 p.m.
From Lane Riley
CBFSC Associate Coordinator
I was on a call with Elizabeth Lott, pastor of St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans. Daynette Snead Perez, the DR person with CBF was on the call, and other CBF and Alliance pastors. They said the main ways to help at this moment are: give to CBF Disaster Relief Fund, give to St. Charles Ave Disaster Response fund, gather flood buckets, and have patience.
The water situation is bad, and the electrical situation is worse. Elizabeth said she’s heard 6 weeks minimum to get power. All the typical first responder agencies are having daily calls, and they’ll send out details when they have them. Right now, CBF Louisiana and Mississippi are organizing to have central locations to gather supplies to have ready once it’s safe to start working.