On August 29th, Hurricane Ida made landfall in Southeast Louisiana as a Category 4 storm. Following the storm, many residents were left without power and sustained devastating damages to their homes and businesses. Among those residents were Disciples belonging to congregations in the Great River Region. For example, it has been reported that Rev. Angie Kretzer, pastor at FCC in Hammond, suffered severe damages to her property. Approximately four feet of water flooded into her home. Although unfortunate, we are thankful that God kept her safe during the storm. Those who were affected by this storm will be dealing with the effects for months and even years from now. We ask for you to continue to pray for those affected.
Following Hurricane Ida, Week of Compassion has stepped up to help those in need. Their efforts include assessing damage, providing assistance, and planning for long-term recovery in heavily affected areas. Congregations closest to the damages have been on the frontlines by distributing cases of water, food, and generators. To assist in continuing this essential work, we invite you to give to Week of Compassion, designating gifts for “hurricane.” You can Give at their website or text WoC to 41444.