Current Programs / August 2020 -

Lake Charles Response

Event

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 launched a response program in Lake Charles. We are helping those who have downed trees, need roof tarping completed, 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 volunteer@nechama.org.

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

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Contacts

Dorothy Maples

Operations Director

dorothy@nechama.org

(952) 255-6809

Hurricane Laura Updates

AmeriCorps NCCC Silver 3 joins us!

On Friday, December 4th we welcomed AmeriCorps NCCC Pacific Region team Silver 3 to our Lake Charles response. They traveled to us from California and will be serving with us... Read More

Thank you Dillon

Our NECHAMA team wants to give a shout out to Dillon Pride from Montana Conservation Corps. He worked alongside us in the field for a couple of weeks. His hard... Read More

Clifton and Kerry Davis – Retirement, Fishing, and Hurricane Laura

We recently had the pleasure of working on the home of Clifton and Kerry Davis. The couple who live in Lake Charles, LA., is newly retired and hoped to start... Read More

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