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Single Woman Recovering From LA Floods

Field Report by Operation Blessing

Rita has lived in Lake Charles for most of her life. She is used to the turbulent and unpredictable weather that passes through Louisiana on a regular basis. But what she had never experienced before was a serious Louisiana flood. That all changed when a devastating flood hit Lake Charles.

Rita barely had time to process the news from a text message alert that a flood was coming before it was right at her door step. She lost power and the ability to flee from her home. Rita had to trek almost an hour to reach passable ground, where her son picked her up.

When the Louisiana flood waters subsided, Rita’s home was destroyed. Furniture, treasured belongings, and personal items were left soaked and strewn throughout her home. Walls were ruined and the floor was still sitting in a few inches of water. All of Rita’s neighbors were living the same nightmare, so there was no one around to help.

That is when your love arrived! Generous partners like you are supporting Operation Blessing teams and volunteers who deploy to disaster zones like Lake Charles. Our staff met Rita and immediately took action to assist her in mucking out her home, discarding debris, and drying her floors. Your kindness is galvanizing volunteers all across the country, supporting men and women as they help disaster victims. Thank you! To learn how you can get involved, visit https://www.ob.org/obdisaster.

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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.