LAKE CHARLES, La. – Operation Blessing provided aid for Hurricane Laura survivor Cassie, a homeowner in Lake Charles. When Cassie heard the storm was coming, she decided to stay and ride it out in her brick home. When OB staff asked why, Cassie explained that after Hurricane Rita hit in 2005, her home had minimal damage. Many members of her family were unable to evacuate, so they decided to try and ride out the storm in Cassie’s house. “I mean, Rita was bad, but I figured we could stay, you know… I figured it’d be about like Rita. I will never stay again,” Cassie said firmly.
Hope For A Hurricane Laura Survivor
Hurricane Laura tore through Lake Charles like a freight train, leaving a path of absolute destruction in its wake. Cassie’s home was damaged, and her yard was a disaster. Debris from all over the neighborhood made its way to Cassie’s property. The hurricane knocked out power so the refrigerator was useless. And cleaning supplies were flying off the shelves, if one was even able to make it to the store. Things looked bad for Cassie. “It’s like, I was helpless. I didn’t know where to turn. I didn’t know what to do,” she said. “And then when you all got here, it’s like I was saved.”
Your incredible support gave hope to Cassie after Hurricane Laura. Thanks to you, Operation Blessing’s disaster relief team arrived on the scene just when she needed it most. OB staff came prepared to chop up fallen trees, clean up the yard, and lend support to Cassie as she began to recover from the storm. Thank you for supporting Operation Blessing as we respond to the Hurricane Laura crisis. To learn more about volunteering with us, click here. God Bless you for your generosity.