Local Hurricane Relief Efforts Underway

At Clara springs Baptist camp, Bubba and Mindi Mills took a crew down south this week.  They said, “We are making our first load down to South Louisiana.  If you would like to donate more supplies,  we will be going back within the next week.”

Bro. James Hester of Social Springs Baptist Church announced in church Sunday, “Social Springs Baptist Church stands ready to serve. We have a bus and a trailer and will go wherever, whenever to meet the needs of whosoever and to be the hands and feet of Jesus to those who are hurting and in need. We will be certain that any resources and supplies get to those who need them most.”

First Baptist is making plans to help.  Bro. Nathan Davis said, “As we find out more information about the need we will provide support.”  The church posted “We have an opportunity to help! We will collect items needed by Louisiana Baptist Disaster Relief to help with the recovery and restoration.”

ITEMS TO COLLECT (list from the LBC website):

Disposable Masks, Brooms, Mops, Buckets, Bleach, Disinfecting Wipes, Latex Gloves, All-Purpose Liquid Cleaner, Laundry Detergent, Diapers, Baby Wipes, Baby Food, Water, Gatorade, and Powerade.


Tarps, Work Gloves, Heavyweight Trash Bags, Batteries, Flashlights & Lanterns, Toiletry Items, Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Paper Goods, Nonperishable Foods, and Individually Wrapped Snacks.

Please drop these items or a monetary donation off to the church office – Monday – Friday 8:00-4:00 or Sunday.

First Methodist Church will also provide help.  Rev. Stuart Sherman told The Journal he expects to hear from church officials what is needed as they gear up their relief efforts.

Martin Baptist Church is supporting an individual.  Bro. Richard Kaufman said, “We’re helping a lady in Natchitoches whose hometown and family was hit hard by the storm.”

Quality Ford is having a relief drive.  They said, “Help us fill up a truck.. We will be taking donations for the people affected by Hurricane Ida. Please bring your donations to Quality Ford Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

If you church or group participates in a relief effort, let the Journal know.  Send information and pictures, if you have them, to RedRiverParishJournal@gmail.com.

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