Hurricane Ida

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


This response is no longer in progress. To continue supporting Send Relief’s crisis response efforts in North America after disasters like Hurricane Ida, give to the North America Crisis Response Fund located in the give box above.

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

In preparation for the storm, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) teams began sheltering close to the impact zone to be able to respond as quickly as possible. After the storm passed, these volunteers were among the first to begin meeting emergency food, water and hygiene needs across 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 sent trucks filled with disaster relief supplies, including emergency meals, generators, roofing materials and more. Your gifts were vital to these relief efforts.

Thank you for praying for the people impacted by this massive hurricane, as well as the many volunteers that ran 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.