Red River Sends Hurricane Relief Supplies

Many people in the parish and many churches are sending relief supplies to south Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Ida.  The storm did tremendous damage and thousands of residents are still without electrical services.

Clara Springs Baptist Camp is one of those contributing.  Mandi and Bubba Mills are organizing their efforts.  Mandi Mills said, “Heading home soooo tired but feeling so full of the Lord’s love that you guys helped us show today through your donations! Thank you is not enough….we love our Camp Ministry & D8 family that helps show the love of Christ!”

On Friday the camp’s Facebook page posted, “Because you GAVE, we were able to deliver quite a load to Christ’s Community Church in Denham Springs today (Friday).  Thank you for seeing a need and willingly being the hands and feet of Jesus.

“We will continue collecting supplies and donations this week. Our plans are to provide the next load of donations to help First Baptist in Larose. The whole community was deeply impacted by the hurricane. 

“The major needs for this next opportunity is Gatorade or Powerade, fans, non-perishable food, and cleaning supplies.  You can drop off donations to Clara Springs dining hall foyer.”

Fairview Baptist Church has their relief effort underway.  Jana Endris said, “Some are asking if there are ways to help with the ongoing recovery and cleanup after Hurricane Ida.” Endris listed a few opportunities:

1) You can give to the Georgia Barnette State Missions Offering. Monies given to the offering go directly to support the work of our Louisiana Baptist  Convention. Currently our state convention is helping to coordinate disaster relief in our state.

2) You can donate supplies by bringing items to select locations. There is a complete list of supplies and locations shared to our church Facebook page from the District Eight Baptist Convention.

3) You can pray for the recovery effort and all those affected.

4) You can serve with SEND Disaster Relief teams.

Stan Statham at the state Baptist Association posted, “Louisiana Baptist Disaster Relief has two sites for volunteers. One is located in Denham Springs and the other in Slidell. We are needing the following volunteers: Chainsaw, Assessors, Mud-out, Tarp, and Chaplains. Please follow the link below to our DR Volunteer form if you are able and willing to help during this time.”

The internet site is:

Should you have any questions, please give us a call at 1-800-410-3492.

First Baptist Coushatta said, “We will be partnering with First Baptist Church, LaRose, LA to help provide supplies for hurricane cleanup. Their pastor, Gary Hanberry, and wife, Beverly, are family of Bro. Nathan and Melanie. They specifically have asked for the following:

– Canned goods (prepared meals like Blue Runner meals, chef boy r dee, soups, etc)

– Rice

– Tarps

– Cleaning supplies

Please drop these items off at the church as soon as you can. Thank you!”

Are there more folks doing hurricane relief?  Please let the Journal know what you are doing.  Contact us via email:

Beta Club members at Riverdale Academy pitched in this week. The school said, “Thank you Will, Ryder, Kacie, Hayden, and the rest of your Riverdale Academy Beta Club members for your generous donations! We know these donations will be so helpful with the recovery efforts in South Louisiana!     Last day to drop off donations is this Thursday by noon.”

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