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Ida Victims Begin Recovery Process

Field Report by Operation Blessing

LOUISIANA – Hurricane Ida victims have braved the storm. Although the massive system has passed their communities, they now must survive the aftermath as Ida recovery begins.

Millions have lost power. Thousands return to destroyed homes, many devastated by storm surge. And lives have even been lost. Despite the pain, the hard part has just started. Now, residents of Louisiana and Mississippi must deal with their recovery process. Like previous storms, Hurricane Ida recovery will be long and tenuous.

The Hurricane Ida Recovery Process

When the Operation Blessing Disaster Relief teams arrived to the Gulf Coast, they witnessed towns and communities destroyed by the storm. Downed power lines obstructed the streets, roofs had been ripped off, and debris littered yards and roadways. Consequently, thousands of residents could be left without power for the next three weeks.

But thanks to generous friends like you, Operation Blessing has come alongside these hurting people, aiming to meet their most immediate needs with critical hurricane relief. We have begun distributing supplies, clearing homes, and ministering to hurting residents. Their road to recovery will be long but the burden is lighter now because of your love.

Please continue to pray for Ida recovery, Ida victims, and Operation Blessing volunteers as they begin to pick up the pieces after this monstrous storm. To learn how you can get involved visit https://www.ob.org/obdiaster or text “OBDR” to 71777.

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  • Hi my name is Robert and my wife and I have helped partner with Operation Blessing,CBN, and Orphans Promise  because we know for sure that you guys are indeed on the ground helping people in need and for that we believe in your ministry. Can you guys please help us we are from Houma,LA too and our home suffered roof damage and mold is growing all on the walls we do believe its fixable but we really don’t know because we have never rebuilt before and we really love our home but we don’t know when or if we’ll be able to live in it again. Right now we’re still evacuated at a hotel in El Dorado,Arkansas until October but after that date we’re not sure what’s going to happen. We can’t believe this has happened to us after losing our home to Katrina in 2005 an now this on the very same exact date of the anniversary of Katrina is really devastating if you can help in anyway even if it’s to help adequately tarp the roof I promise you it would be beyond anything I could ask think or imagine I know you guys do whatever you can for people and for that I am grateful Thank you for the work you do All over the world and thank you for helping people here in my community as well. I moved here in 2007 a little after Katrina and from what I hear, folks here have never experienced this level of destruction and neither have I. I just pray for a SPEEDY recovery for all of us and much Thanks to  Operation Blessing and all the other boots on the ground helping to assist in this recovery process.

    • Operation Blessing says:

      Hi Robert, So sorry to hear that! I will pass this along to our US Disaster team. You can also call 1-800-730-2537 or Life Church in Houma to request help. Many blessings to you and your family during this difficult time.

  • I wanted to come help but was told they couldn’t give me a place to lay my head at night! I don’t know where to stay or where to go.

  • Good afternoon Operation Blessing!
    My name is Tammy. I was wondering if you need any volunteers for anything while you’re in Louisiana? I live in Gray, Louisiana. I have my own transportation and live nearby. I enjoy helping if you will have me.