Our team deployed in the New Orleans area found themselves in the interior bathroom several times yesterday as storm sirens were going off around them. While our team is safe and spared damage, many of the neighborhoods they have worked in since September 2021 felt the impact of these storms. Some homes were lucky enough to only lose power. Others sustained direct impact from tornados that popped up across Louisiana throughout the evening.

Our team is working closely with our partner, the United Way of St. Charles Parish. Today they will assess direct needs and connect with the families we have worked with over the last 15 months. We will try to address immediate needs in communities such as temporary roof tarps and connecting families to temporary power sources.

As we move into the heart of the holiday season, we hope to help minimize the impacts of this storm event for those in these communities we have gotten to know so well. Follow our updates as we learn more in the upcoming days.

Photo: Dorothy Maples