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Operation Blessing Begins Hurricane Laura Cleanup in Louisiana

Field Report by Operation Blessing

LAKE CHARLES, La. – Operation Blessing began Hurricane Laura cleanup in Louisiana after the category 4 storm ripped through the state. Laura’s 150 mile-per-hour winds caused major destruction in the city of Lake Charles, where OB’s Disaster Relief crew is now stationed. We were introduced to Larry, a homeowner in the Lake Charles community. Larry and his wife evacuated to Texas during the storm. Thankfully, the family was safe, but they had no idea what they were going to find upon returning home.

Fortunately, the couple’s home had minor damage, but the yard was a different story. Larry and his wife found nearly every single one of their trees and shrubs completely demolished. The storm sent tree limbs, leaves, and debris flying all over their yard. Larry told OB staff, “I’m not as young as I used to be. I was feeling overwhelmed, to think about doing this all by myself.” Because of the extent of the damage, Larry and his wife needed help desperately.

Then your generosity came to the rescue! Because of your support, an Operation Blessing cleanup crew arrived at Larry’s house to help with Hurricane Laura cleanup. Equipped with chainsaws, our team made quick work of the massive tree limbs and debris in Larry’s yard. Larry is so grateful to have received this help. With emotion in his voice, Larry thanked OB for the help: “I wouldn’t have been able to do this by myself. I really appreciate it.” This is all thanks to your generosity. Click here to get involved with Operation Blessing’s disaster relief efforts. And if you’re interested in volunteering with us, please click here. Thank you and God Bless!

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