Several members and the pastor from First United Methodist Church of Coushatta pitched in for a day to help victims of last years flooding in Vernon Parish. The First United Methodist Church of Leesville is coordinating repair work for about 60 families in Vernon Parish.
Attending from Coushatta were David and Cindy Coffey, Tom and Debbie Jones and church pastor Doug Cain.
David Coffey says he and Doug Cain worked on new sheetrock for the ceiling in one house. Wife Cindy and Debbie Jones worked with two 80+ ladies hanging sheetrock on the walls.
“The house was built by the resident’s grandfather many years ago. It was still occupied even though in great need of repair” said Coffey.
Tom Jones assisted volunteers from other Louisiana churches in building decking at the flooded home of a single mother. Jones says “building a 10 by 12 foot deck was hard work.”
Two additional work days are scheduled for Saturday, April 22nd and Saturday May 13th. First Methodist of Leesville is seeking 30 volunteers for each day. Each volunteer is asked to contribute $30, which includes insurance, a bandana, and cost of materials.
Online registration is at surveymonkey.com/r/FloodResponseWorkDays