More than 22 inches of rain fell recently leaving the Baton Rouge and Lafayette, Louisiana communities looking like a house-strewn lake. “Katrina-like” is how officials described it, referring to 2005’s Hurricane Katrina. The latest reports estimate 102,000 homes have been affected across 20 parishes.
Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Samaritan’s Purse U.S. Disaster Relief volunteers provide flood survivors help and comfort throughout rain-drenched Louisiana. Click Here to learn more.
One of our small groups is collecting non-cash donations that will be shipped in a donated 18-wheeler truck on September 8th. These items will be delivered to the Greenwell Springs Baptist Church who will then directly distribute them to people in the community. Fully 100% of these tax deductible donations go to those in need, as do on-line cash donations. Learn More Here., call Ms. Sissy Davis (225) 261-2246, or email to [email protected].
Here is a list of items that are needed:
- Box fans
- Diapers (all sizes but especially newborns)
- Gatorade (anything with electrolytes)
- Face dust masks
- Energy bars
- Adult Ensure
- Rubbermaid type bins
- Cardboard boxes (flat/unfolded)
- Laundry detergent
- Dish-washing liquid
- Non-perishable food items
- Macaroni and Cheese
- Pop-top food items
- Packaged Foods
- Canned items
The group will have an 18-wheeler trailer parked along-side the Turnpike on the west end of Oak Ridge near the Dollar General Store. They can either meet you at the trailer to load donated items or you can contact them to arrange for pickup. Companies donating will have their logo added to a banner prominently displayed on the trailer at no cost. To receive a charitable donation statement, simply provide us with a no charge invoice listing the donated items, list price, and your business address. The group’s driver will deliver these with the shipment and a donation statement will be mailed to you.
Contact the small group leader, Jeff Packett by email at [email protected]
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