Hurricane Ida

Southern Baptists are among the first to respond to critical needs in Southern Louisiana.


Hurricane Ida made landfall 16 years to the day after Hurricane Katrina, and like Katrina, this monster storm is creating wide-spread destruction along the Louisiana Gulf Coast with wind damage and flooding. Tens of thousands of people may be without power for weeks.

In preparation for the storm, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) teams began sheltering as close as possible to the impact zone to be able to respond as quickly as possible. Now that the storm has passed, they are among the first to begin meeting emergency food, water and hygiene needs in Southern Louisiana, including New Orleans.

SBDR is Send Relief’s primary partner when responding to disasters. To help equip them for the Hurricane Ida response, Send Relief has sent trucks filled with disaster relief supplies, including emergency meals, generators, roofing materials and more. Your gifts are vital to these relief efforts.

Join us in praying for the people impacted by this massive hurricane, as well as the many volunteers going into the disaster zone to help with recovery efforts while sharing the hope of the gospel.

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How Your Church Can Serve

91 churches were severely damaged after Hurricane Ida tore through southern Louisiana, and we are calling on Southern Baptists to care for a congregation in need. Through the Louisiana Baptists initiative Churches Helping Churches, your church can partner with and serve a church impacted by Hurricane Ida. If you are interested in offering financial support, volunteer hands or more, fill out this form.