The catastrophic flood devastating Louisiana is now the worst natural disaster to strike the United States since Hurricane Sandy four years ago, the Red Cross said.
“Thousands of people in Louisiana have lost everything they own and need our help now,” said Brad Kieserman, the Red Cross’ vice president of disaster services operations and logistics.
By the numbers:
- 60,000 homes damaged
- 6,900,000,000,000: Gallons of rainfall in one week
- 31.39: Inches of rain in one day
- 13: Deaths across the state
- 20,000: People rescued
- 500 years: Expected frequency of a flood this big
- 12: Parishes declared as disaster areas
- 106,000: Households registered with FEMA
“…For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked and ye clothed me… And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” – Matthew 25 verses 31-40
The Carrollton 1st Congregation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and Project Sole are teaming up to support the families of Louisiana affected by the recent flooding. Our goal is to provide a truckload of clothing, shoes, toys and other essential items to those in need on September 19th.
Collection points, dates, and hours:
- Donations may be made during business hours (7am to 3pm) Monday (9/12) through Friday (9/16) and between 1pm and 5pm on Sunday (9/18) at the Project Sole warehouse located at 1701 Kelly Blvd., Carrollton, TX 75006
- Donations will also be collected Wednesday evening (9/14) between 6:30pm and 8:30pm, Saturday (9/17) morning between 10:00am and noon, and Sunday (9/18) between 8:30am and 11:30am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints building located at 4000 Nazarene Drive, Carrollton, TX 75010
- New and gently used clothing and shoes
- New and gently used children’s toys
- Baby formula, diapers, wipes
- School supplies, cleaning supplies, trash bags, work gloves
- Toiletries and basic health items
- New sheets, pillowcases, blankets
Project Sole has procured over 2,000 pairs of shoes and boots and will consolidate with the items collected by the community of Carrollton into a large truck to transport to the Denham Springs Stake Center located at: 25367 Riverton Dr, Denham Springs LA 70726. The donations will then be distributed to members of the community who are still recovering from the flood damage.
Volunteers are invited to travel and participate in the distribution process. For additional information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org