On August 27, 2020, Hurricane Laura hit the state of Louisiana with over 150 mph winds. It was one of the strongest storms to ever hit this state. Several coastal communities were hit in the early hours on that Thursday. The storm then ripped into the city of Lake Charles, Louisiana, tearing apart buildings and causing a fire at a chemical plant that sent smoke billowing into the sky. On its path from south to north Laura maintained hurricane strength well into the afternoon. As it traveled northward, it knocked out power to an estimated 880,000 utility customers in the region, leaving tens of thousands of people without drinkable water.
As we receive contributions, we will network with independent Baptist churches that are providing basic items to storm victims in the storm hit areas of Louisiana. As the cleanup and rebuilding process takes place, donated contributions will continue to be used to repair and rebuild independent Baptist church buildings and ministry facilities. Though most churches have insurance coverage, many times there are large deductibles that must be met for facilities to be fully restored. Deductible amounts can run into thousands of dollars.
We will also use donated funds to assist storm-hit independent Baptist churches as they rebuild their congregations through various outreach efforts after their facilities are repaired. You may contribute online or your contribution may be sent to the following:
Baptist International Missions, Inc.
Disaster Relief Fund #1238
Robert & Jennifer Larson
Read more about the Larsons. He can be contacted through the BIMI office: (423) 344-5050.