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Christian Relief Groups in Hurricane Ida Disaster Zone

by | Wed, Sep 1 2021

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Volunteers with faith-based humanitarian organizations are aiding victims of Hurricane Ida as they recover from the Category 4 storm.

Ida struck Louisiana over the weekend, causing widespread damage and power blackouts.

The storm winds destroyed homes, infrastructure and multiple buildings.

Many houses have been flooded.

At least four people have been found dead, two in Louisiana and two in Mississippi.

Convoy of Hope staff and volunteers loaded relief supplies onto 19 emergency-response tractor-trailers within hours of the hurricane making landfall.

They provided food, water, hygiene items, chainsaws, cleaning items, shovels and rakes to residents in need.

The group works in partnership with churches to distribute relief supplies where natural disasters occur.

Ethan Forhetz from Convoy of Hope told The Christian Post: “The Lord put us here to help bring comfort and to be the hands and feet of Jesus during a time when so many people are in dire need.”

Another humanitarian organization partnering with churches to aid victims is Samaritan’s Purse, headed by evangelist Franklin Graham,

It has set up relief centres to clear yards, clean out flooded homes and repair damaged roofs.

Graham said that once volunteers can access communities, they will search for people who are not insured and elderly individuals who don’t have anyone to help them.