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Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), issued the following statement praying for the lives and safety of all those impacted by Hurricane Ida which has made landfall in the Gulf Coast and has moved inland as a tropical storm, continuing to cause damage across several states:
“Hurricane Ida has hit the Gulf Coast and brought with it catastrophic damage with wind, rain, storm surges, and flooding. As the storm moves inland, it continues to hit communities in several states and causing damage.

"Multiple dioceses of the Church in the United States have been affected. I call on people of good will to join me in praying for the safety, well-being, and protection of everyone in these impacted areas.

"We also pray in a special way for the first responders, health care workers, and emergency personnel who bring relief, comfort, and healing.

"I urge our Catholic faithful and all people of good will across the country to stand in solidarity with these impacted communities. We entrust all our brothers and sisters in harm’s way to our Blessed Mother, and we ask for her continued protection and for her intercession in comforting the those who are suffering. 
“Catholics and all people of good will may help our brothers and sisters in their recovery by supporting the work of Catholic Charities USA

at  https://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/2021-priorities.



Catholic Community Foundation (CCF) has collaborated with the Archdiocese of New Orleans to establish the Hurricane Ida Recovery and Relief Fund to benefit those impacted by the storm.

If you would like to make a gift through CCF to help community members rebuild after the extensive damage rendered by this natural disaster, please give back below.



Our Lady of Prompt Succor, hasten to help us!



Recovery after disaster

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) responds to dozens of disasters every year.

UMCOR is there even when the news cameras are not.

Learn how you can support the work.

UMCOR U.S. Disaster Response & Recovery





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Please pray for the communities impacted by Hurricane Ida.

May God's healing presence give them peace and hope in their time of need. Pray that God will deliver comfort to those who mourn and strength to those working diligently to rescue survivors.

Your gifts will support survivors of Hurricane Ida. Gifts to "Hurricane Ida" will be used in full (100%) to assist those affected by hurricanes until the response is complete. Or make a general donation to Lutheran Disaster Response so we can respond to disasters whenever and wherever they strike.

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     Hurricane Ida Relief - Bishop's Fund

As flood waters recede and power is restored across southeast Louisiana, our churches, with the assistance of Episcopal Relief & Development, are responding to those suffering from Hurricane Ida.

EDOLA is working to assess unmet needs in the hardest hit areas, coordinating with local churches, and applying for emergency funding to serve those in need.

We also ask for your support to help meet the needs of the churches and community affected by the storm

A secure donation can be made using the link below. Thank you.








As the relief, refugee, and development mission fund of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Week of Compassion works with partners to alleviate suffering throughout the world. 

Just as Week of Compassion remains committed to long-term recovery from past hurricanes, we will also support communities in immediate need following Hurricane Ida. With your help, we will ensure that congregations affected by this storm know the love and care of God through our wider Church. 

We know that more needs will emerge as assessments continue in the days ahead. For now, the best way to help is to stay, pray, and give. We invite you to join us in prayer for those in affected communities; and to give to Week of Compassion, designating gifts for “hurricane.”

Give on our website or text WoC to 41444.
If you have been affected, or know of those who have, please also contact Week of Compassion. The organization Crisis Cleanup has also opened a hotline for survivors to request clean-up assistance from vetted non-profit organizations: 


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Federal Resources / Websites

State of Louisiana Resources / Websites

Parish Resources / Websites for the 25 Louisiana Parishes in FEMA Designated Disaster Area





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Louisiana Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (LAVOAD) has been in existence for more than twenty years.

In Louisiana, where being a good neighbor is a tradition, where even a relaxed way of life experiences distress, LAVOAD is a strong component of the Disaster cycle (planning and mitigation through long-term recovery) and a fierce advocate for those who need guidance.

Through partnerships with local, State and Federal Government response agencies, LAVOAD is able to help diminish the immediate and ongoing trauma that occurs in the wake of disaster or catastrophe.

“We help those agencies in your hometown help you faster, more completely and more personally

Today's reminders/updates:

September 8, 2021

Agency Report Outs:  

As discussed today, tomorrow's call (Wednesday) will focus on agency report outs for situational awareness.  There are a lot of partners on the call and we want to make sure we have time for everyone to share.  Please be prepared to provide a brief (1-2 min) succinct update on your current operations.  You can share more detail in a written report or through our online reporting tool which will be shared later this week. In your updates please include the following:

    Parishes where you are serving

    Type of services being provided

    Estimated deployment timeline if known

    Any unmet needs

State Warehouse:  The warehouse is preparing to open and information will be forwarded as soon as available on how to connect donations and access inventory.

Crisis Cleanup:  Please help us to keep Crisis Cleanup running as efficiently as possible by updating assignments when you complete them or releasing them back into the system queue for someone else to access and claim. 

Helpful Links

VIA LINK interactive map for resources in their catchment area. Interactive map

Water outages/BWAs - https://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/page/963

Public Service Commission/Power - http://www.lpsc.louisiana.gov

LAVOAD Meetings & Resources Shared File Link

This link now contains the recordings of meetings and chat files as well as resources for the flyers, graphics, fact sheets and other information previously shared.  This is starting to be populated and additional resources will be added:   Louisiana VOAD Meeting & Resources 

Volunteer Opportunities:

Please send your opportunities to engage volunteers to Volunteer Louisiana.  https://volunteerlouisiana.gov/

Response Capacity/Activation Report:  Please complete if you have not already done so and feel free to resubmit as circumstances/plans evolve. https://forms.gle/3Ywx3b88sCK1yuRB6


Daily at 3:00 p.m. through Friday, September 10th.  We will then re-evaluate the frequency based on need. Meeting link remains the same (below my signature if needed).

Thank you all for your continued support. 
Jessica VermilyeaSecretary, Louisiana

 VOADLouisianaVOAD@gmail.com | 504.376.9121

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