Disaster Response

Hurricane Sally

Hurricane Sally made landfall near the border of Alabama and Florida as a Category 2 storm on the morning of September 16, 2020, producing widespread and catastrophic flooding for the communities that were in its path. With maximum sustained winds of 105 mph, the eye of Hurricane Sally made landfall over Gulf Shores, Alabama, at 4:45 a.m. CDT.

Donations for disaster relief may be made online or by mailing a check to the Southern District office. 100% of your gift will go directly to the recovery of congregations and church members affected by a disaster.

Donations may be made online here.

Donations by check may be mailed to the Southern District office:

100 Mission Drive
Slidell, LA 70460

Please write “Disaster Relief” on the memo line.

Thank you for your prayers and generous outpouring of financial support!

The Southern District Disaster Response Team is working on a plan for recovery work in the areas affected by Hurricane Sally. Volunteers will have opportunities to serve in the affected area at the appropriate time, after first and second responders have done what is needed to prepare the area for volunteers.

Volunteer information will be posted here at the appropriate time.

Hurricane Laura

Hurricane Laura made landfall on the border of Texas and Louisiana as a Category 4 storm in the early morning of August 27, 2020, ripping apart buildings, severing power lines and clogging streets with debris as a dangerous storm surge trailed behind. With sustained winds of 150 mph, Laura’s eye made landfall near Cameron, Louisiana, at about 1 a.m. CDT.

Donations for disaster relief may be made online or by mailing a check to the Southern District office. 100% of your gift will go directly to the recovery of congregations and church members affected by a disaster.

Donations may be made online here.

Donations by check may be mailed to the Southern District office:

100 Mission Drive
Slidell, LA 70460

Please write “Disaster Relief” on the memo line.

Thank you for your prayers and generous outpouring of financial support!

President Johnson visited Lake Charles, LA, on August 31, to see the devastation caused by Hurricane Laura. While in Lake Charles, President Johnson spoke with Rev. Charles Miller, pastor of St. John Lutheran Church; St. John was severely damaged by the hurricane. In this video, Pastor Charlie shares information about damage to the church, as well as homes of congregational members. Donations are greatly needed to support the work of hurricane recovery. 100% of donations made will go directly to disaster relief. Online donations may be made here.

Hurricane Laura Photo Gallery - Shepherd's Heart Disaster Response Ministry

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