Illinois Disaster Relief Teams are responding to the massive flooding in Louisiana. Floodwaters have damaged more than 7,000 homes and affected 28 parishes (counties).
Normally states closest to Louisiana, such as Texas, Mississippi, and Arkansas would be the first to respond. But the volunteers in those areas are currently responding to flooding in their own states. Illinois Disaster Relief has accepted the call to assist with the flood recovery efforts in the Leesburg, Louisiana area.
State Disaster Relief coordinator Rex Alexander shared, “Our teams will be serving for several weeks -- possibly into May. The Williamson Association, Capital City Association, and First Baptist Galatia as well as individuals from all over the state will be serving in Louisiana.”
How can Illinois Baptists help? “Long distance travel to Louisiana will increase the cost of this disaster response so prayer and donations from Illinois Baptists are especially needed at this time,” Alexander said.
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Donate online now. To donate by mail, send a check payable to IBSA Disaster Relief to: Illinois Baptist State Association, P.O. Box 19247, Springfield, IL 62703.