Please pray for those affected by the Louisiana flooding. UMCOR is working on an emergency grant and request for relief supplies from the Louisiana Conference of The United Methodist Church. The region is still in emergency mode with rescues still ongoing.
Bishop Ward urges all churches to receive an offering for the disastrous flooding in Louisiana. Donations can also be given to UMCOR Disaster Response online. You can be assured that the needs of Louisiana are of utmost urgency and that your gifts through The Advance will be used to relieve the suffering of people there.
Several churches have been converted to shelters for those that have been displaced. Four of the Parishes have already received a Federal disaster declaration so Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been mobilized.
Please do not travel to Louisiana right now to help. Instead, donate to UMCOR US Disaster Response Advance #901670 by giving through a local church offering plate with the Advance number on the memo line or by giving online.