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Your Love Continues To Support Flood Victims

Field Report by Operation Blessing

LOUISIANA – James has been a Lake Charles resident his entire life. In the past year he has lived through several bad hurricanes, including Laura and Rita. Storms are nothing new to this Louisiana native. But James has never experienced anything like the recent flood that swept through his area. Now he is a reminder of the need to support flood victims recovering from disaster.

The storm seemed to come out of nowhere. James didn’t realize the severity of the storm before the flood waters started to reach his knees in his home. He and his wife were sitting on the back of their couch when they realized their need for serious help. It was hours later when a boat arrived to rescue James and his wife.

His home was completely flooded on the inside. Walls, floors, and personal belongings were left soaked, stained, and molded by the time the waters subsided. The huge project of cleaning up loomed in front of James, seeming like an insurmountable task.

But thanks to YOU, Operation Blessing teams were poised to help! Your kindness supports volunteers like the ones who helped James in Louisiana. They assisted James and his neighbors in mucking out their homes, clearing debris, and with other tasks as they began to repair the damage. Thank you for your commitment to support flood victims! To learn how you can continue supporting disaster victims, 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.