LOUISIANA FLOOD How can i help?
One of our favorite places is directly in the middle of the worst of the flooding. Revival Temple is a church in Walker, LA that has been an amazing model of compassion, and selfless giving over the several decades since it was founded. They give away hundreds of thousands of dollars every year to support their community, and communities around the globe
CONNECT GLOBAL, AS WELL AS OUR FAMILIES PERSONALLY & THE FAMILIES WE SUPPORT, HAVE BEEN RECIPIENTS OF THEIR GENEROSITY OVER THE YEARS IN VERY SIGNIFICANT WAYS.
Each year at their missions conference alone they invest thousands of dollars to several ministries and organizations. They serve missionaries and organization leaders along with their families at this Conference each year and treat everyone within their reach with love and respect.
When the storm hit and the rains came, Revival Temple was one of the first to convert their facility into a shelter.
They filled to capacity very quickly with people from the community seeking refuge from the rising water. Before long, however, they were moving every person from one facility to the next as the water reached their doors as well. People were sleeping in sleeping bags and filling the church pews. The water was relentless and finally overtook their main facility as well. Pastor Daryl along with others helped rescue the already displaced community and church members from the rapidly flooding church building.
At the peak of the flood the water level reached well over 18 inches in the majority of the building and at minimum was over 8 inches in every part of their three buildings on their property. Revival Temple Staff were rescuing those who took refuge in the church from the back of pickups and small boats at the height of the flood.
Pastor Daryl said they are still in need of several things and he is reaching out to surrounding churches and shelters to confirm what is needed and determine what is already in surplus in order to guide others in their giving efforts.
SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT REVIVAL TEMPLE AND THE WALKER COMMUNITY NEED ARE:
- Laundry Supplies
- Cleaning Supplies
- Mold Cleanup Supplies (Not Bleach, as they have a surplus for now)
This list will be updated as we get more info.
WE ARE ASKING YOU TO JOIN US AND PLEASE CONSIDER GIVING IN SOME WAY TO REVIVAL TEMPLE.
Revival Temple has been a beacon of hope in this community for decades and even now while providing cleanup crews to the city they have also set up a mobile counseling center in their parking lot along with a dedicated telephone line to help the community cope with this devastation. They are a great place to make a financial donation to. They have a great plan for rebuilding their facilities as well as for helping the community rebuild. Their church is determined to continue being a refuge to their community, let's link arms with them now and help be a part of their outreach efforts.