LA Flood 2016: Cleanup Efforts

 

ADRN STATEMENT
In collaboration with the following organizations, Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) is providing the following information to help volunteers navigate their deployment from the Austin Community in order to serve Louisiana families in the clean up and muck out of their homes.

ADRN Emotional Care teams are eployed in Louisiana and going door to door to offer support, prayers and financial assistance in the form of gift cards. Additional funds are greatly needed to serve the remaining 2/3 of Denham Springs. Make a Donation to Help >>
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CRISIS RESPONSE INTERNATIONAL
Crisis Response International (CRI) has deployed to Louisiana, and they are currently assisting homeowners with drywall and debris removal from their homes and have set up a point of distribution for relief items. Currently in Denham Springs, CRI is serving the people of Baton Rouge. Read more on their ministry >>

WHO CAN HELP
Church-based, pastor approved, relief teams and individuals. Urgent need for chaplains, cooks, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, general labor, administrators, worship leaders.

AIRPORT LOCATIONS
Closest airport is Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, and CRI teams can coordinate pickup. Pick-ups can also be arranged for Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport for teams committing more than five days.

HOUSING / FOOD ACCOMODATIONS
Base camp is a gym with air conditioning and showers. It is recommended you bring an air mattress or sleeping pad and sleeping bag.

Three meals a day will be provided to volunteer teams. CRI is asking $50 per person a week to cover food costs, transportation and insurance as resources are thin.

NEED HELP? WANT TO DEPLOY?
For more information, please email Mike Wyatt at deployment@criout.com.
(865) 898-6746 | www.criout.com

OPERATION BLESSING INTERNATIONAL
Operation Blessing deployed its U.S. Disaster Relief team to Louisiana and has set up a base of operations at the Denham Springs campus of Healing Place Church (569 Florida Ave SW). Specializing in disaster relief and logistics, Operation Blessing will begin coordinating volunteer cleanup efforts and are calling for volunteers to assist residents with cleanup of homes and recovery of personal items. Read more on their ministry >>

HOW YOU CAN HELP
Daily Volunteers / Large Groups

Days: Monday-Saturday | Arrival Time: 8 AM | Orientation Debrief: 8:30 AM
Location:
Denham Springs campus of Healing Place Church (569 Florida Ave SW)

Requirements: Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, dress appropriately for work in the field (long pants and closed toe shoes), and also provide their own transportation to and from the work site.

Provided: Lunch, work assignments, management and tools

Additional Support: OB Volunteer Hotline: 757.374.0944

HOUSING / FOOD ACCOMODATIONS
(Overnight Volunteers/Large Groups)

A limited amount of volunteer housing will be made available to those who work directly with Operation Blessing. Volunteers that need lodging must register 48 hours in advance. Please contact National Volunteer Manager, Kerry Dodson, to register for lodging at 757.226.3407 or via email at volunteer@OB.org.

Breakfast lunch and dinner will be provided for volunteers who are in their housing. Breakfast and lunch will be served out of the mobile kitchen window at their base of operations and most dinners will be served on site at Operation Blessing Housing.

NEED HELP? WANT TO DEPLOY?
For more information on how to volunteer, call the OB Volunteer Hotline: 757.374.0944.
For Large Groups needing housing and accommodations, please call within 48 hours of scheduled deployment by contacting National Volunteer Manager, Kerry Dodson at 757.226.3407 or via email at volunteer@OB.org.

SAMARITANS PURSE INTERNATIONAL

When a disaster strikes, Samaritan’s Purse partners with a local church whose facility and congregation are able and willing to help host the teams of volunteers and staff. Volunteers sleep and eat their meals at the church, and the facility is also where orientation for new volunteers is held and where our volunteer cooks prepare meals. Volunteers will be assisting homeowners affected by the recent floods that have devastated many communities in south-central Louisiana. Teams will be assisting with debris removal and mud outs. Read more on their ministry >

HOW YOU CAN HELP
Overnight and Day Volunteers/Groups are welcome. No specific skill set needed to help. Orientation provided.

Days: Monday-Saturday (Some Sundays)
Deploy Shifts: 8 AM & 1 PM (or all Day) | Orientation Debrief: 7:30 AM & 12:30
Locations: East Baton Rouge Parish, Lafayette Area, & Ascension Parrish

Requirements: Must be 14 years old or older to volunteer. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Please see our Youth Policy for more information.

Tools will be provided, but volunteers may bring their own tool belts and small hand tools. Volunteers should dress in long pants and bring work gloves, safety glasses, and sturdy boots. Volunteers should bring rubber boots for working in flooded areas. Please bring a bagged lunch and water with you.

Assignments: Each volunteer will be paired with an experienced team leader to go out to work. Orientation provided before deployment.

Provided: Tools, Assignments

Additional Support: Read Full Deployment Details >> | Apply to Volunteer >>

HOUSING / FOOD ACCOMODATIONS
(Overnight Volunteers/Large Groups)

Meals, sleeping quarters and showers will be provided for overnight volunteers. Volunteers need to bring twin size air mattress or cot, linens/sleeping bag, pillow, towels and personal hygiene items.

NEED HELP? WANT TO DEPLOY?
For help, contact Samaritan’s Purse >> | Sign up to volunteer >>