Responding to Our Neighbors Impacted By Hurricane Laura
As we all continue to watch reports in the news, talk with our friends and families in Texas and Louisiana, and scroll through social media posts of the extensive damage resulting from Hurricane Laura, it is our first inclination to want to respond in some way. It is what we, as Episcopalians, do.
We are in communication with Bishop Owensby of the Diocese of Western Louisiana as to how we can help. For now, as we know from our own experiences, money is what is most needed. Please give as you are able. Here are two options for donations:
While we all want to pack up our cars, trucks, and trailers with supplies and head west, it is imperative that we coordinate with organizations equipped to handle the influx of donations and people ready to volunteer. Covid-19 safety adds a layer of complexity to relief efforts.
As we learn more about how we can be of assistance, we will be sure to keep you updated.
Finally, let us join our voices together in praying for those affected by Hurricane Laura.
O God, our times are in your hand. In the midst of uncertainty lead us by your never-failing grace as we seek to be agents of healing and hope. Walk with us through difficult times; watch over us in danger; and give to us a spirit of love and compassion for those who suffer and mourn. And finally remind us that you have promised never to leave us so that even in the valley of the shadow of death your love may be felt, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.