9-13 Update [Hurricane Ida]

UPDATE?  Clean-up efforts with the Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief continue in Hammond, Louisiana. There are many properties still being assessed, but jobs are continuing to come in and teams are working to complete them.   Since we first arrived on September 2nd, we have successfully completed 63 jobs with many more to come. We have been able to distribute 31 Bibles and have had […]

9-07 Update [Hurricane Ida]

UPDATE?  Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief deployed to Hammond, Louisiana last week to begin assisting those in need. They joined approximately 15 Southern Baptist State Conventions who have also deployed their Disaster Relief Teams to Louisiana and Mississippi.   Homes around the area sustained damage. Trees and powerlines litter roads and yards. Many are still without power, and some are still making their way […]

UPDATE  Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief will be deploying to Hammond, Louisiana. Hammond is 45 miles east of Baton Rouge and 45 miles NW of New Orleans with a population of 21,359.   This morning, the State Feeding Unit, the Tri-County Recovery Unit, the Geyer Springs FBC Shower and Laundry Unit, the State Communications Unit, and two commercial generators were deployed […]

08-30 Update [Hurricane Ida]

UPDATE  Hurricane Ida moved through Southern Louisiana/Western Mississippi on Sunday leaving a wake of destruction in its path. It came on shore as a category 4 with winds estimated at 150+ mph, 16-years to the day that Hurricane Katrina ripped through the same areas. Ida has tied for fifth in the strongest storms to hit […]

9-21 Update [Hurricane Laura]

UPDATE Teams from Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) continue to help the people of Lake Charles, Louisiana pick up the pieces of what will be a long recovery journey after Hurricane Laura ripped through the area in August. DR leadership estimates teams will be there for at least 1-2 more months.   ABSC DR teams in […]

9-14 Update [Hurricane Laura]

UPDATE Teams from Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) continue to help the city of Lake Charles, Louisiana pick up the pieces of what will be a long recovery journey after Hurricane Laura ripped through the area in August. DR leadership estimates they’ll be there for at least 1-2 more months.   ABSC DR Teams in Louisiana […]

9-8 Update [Hurricane Laura]

UPDATE Teams from Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief began helping the city of Lake Charles, Louisiana pick up the pieces of what will be a long recovery journey. 118 volunteers have already arrived and served 3,633 hours so far.  Lake Charles Power and Water plants were destroyed, so power and clean drinking water have been the […]