Current Programs / August 2020 -

Lake Charles Response


Hurricane Laura made landfall in the early hours of Thursday, August 27, as a Category 4 hurricane with 150 mph winds. The strongest Atlantic hurricane ever recorded for the state of Louisiana was only matched by the 1856 Last Island hurricane. The eye of the storm hovered near the coastal town of Lake Charles.

Lake Charles residents have been without power since the hurricane hit. Residents have been told that they’ll have power back as soon as the infrastructure is rebuilt.

Our Program

After a two week assessment, we’ve determined the need for a Program in Lake Charles. We are helping those who have downed trees, need roof tarping, and/or debris cleanup. The devastation in Lake Charles is widespread, every street has damage and there are few families who aren’t in need of assistance.

Get Involved

We are only accepting Day Volunteers at this time. We are not providing food or housing. If you’re interested in volunteering with us, please email us at

Consider making a donation today to support our work in Louisiana and keep our team where they’re needed most.



Dorothy Maples

Operations Director

(952) 255-6809

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