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Helping a neighbor in need

Helping a neighbor in need, Christian Aid Ministries

“Nothing in life compares to helping a neighbor in need.” In the Bible, Jesus redefines our neighbor as anyone we can help in time of need. Our neighbors in Kentucky certainly needed that helping hand.

In the days immediately after the flooding, Ruthie and I met a lot of people struggling to find a way forward. Many lost their homes and belongings. Some lost friends and family members. People grasp for that helping hand in times like these. Covered in mud and with tears in their eyes, they welcomed our embrace and prayers.

Pain and loss after KY flooding

A coordinator asked us to visit a couple he sensed was struggling. During the flood, they had waited 12 hours to be rescued by boat and lost two friends, one whose body had not been recovered. Then there was the young couple who had just married and closed on a house six days before the flood ruined it. They had not even moved in yet.

We also talked with Scott* and his parents, who started coming to the Loaves & Fishes Food Kitchen for meals and comfort. One day at the food kitchen, Scott asked us to come to their place again. “If you can’t find me, look for me. I’ll be around somewhere.”

The next morning Scott committed suicide. We arrived right after it happened and sat with his parents as they tried to comprehend it all. In the following days, the kitchen provided meals for them and we helped with funeral arrangements. The family requested that the Loaves & Fishes volunteers sing at the funeral.

“It does something to your soul”

Every time we look at a CAM project in our rearview mirror, we realize how God used everyone involved to accomplish His purpose. So many hurting people connect with a coordinator or volunteer. These people speak of the things you said when you reached out to steady them. Or the song you sang that encouraged them. Or how you worked in the mud and slime. It’s so rewarding, isn’t it? We were made for this. Nothing in life compares to helping a neighbor in need. It does something to your soul.

*Name changed to protect identity.

Written by Clair & Ruthie Martin

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Hurricane Ian flood waters devastate Florida

Hurricane Ian flood waters, Christian Aid Ministries

Hurricane Ian proved to be one of the most devastating storms in the U.S. with historic flooding and strong winds. The Florida governor described the storm as a “500-year flooding event” after it barreled into his state. Many residents waited to be rescued from Hurricane Ian flood waters as streets turned into rivers. Government rescue works freed people from their attics and rooftops. The death toll is still unknown but is on the rise.

The hurricane reduced to a tropical storm while on its way to the Carolinas and Georgia, but the 75 mph winds and drenching rain are still hazardous. Many people in the southern states are still at risk of major loss as the storm continues, while the damage Hurricane Ian left behind in Florida is heartbreaking to the people who lost most of their belongings.

Yesterday, our Rapid Response team started researching needs in Sarasota and Fort Myers. Our team plans to investigate several other cities that are still under water. As soon as the Hurricane Ian flood waters recede, our team members plan to visit those areas to research the damages. At this point, the extent of the potential cleanup project is unclear.

Thank you for your support and concern for the people in Florida. Please continue to pray for the thousands of people reeling in the aftermath of the storm or are still weathering the winds and rain.

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Hurricane Ian makes landfall in Florida

Hurricane Ian makes landfall

Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida as a category 4 hurricane with dangerous winds of 155 mph. The storm is predicted to continue overnight and into Thursday with heavy winds and rain mixed with possible tornadoes.

About 2.5 million people had mandatory evacuation orders, and over 145,000 power outages were reported this morning even before the hurricane made landfall. Hurricane Ian is projected to be one of the costliest storms in our country’s history.

CAM teams are on standby

Our Rapid Response teams are actively watching the storm and preparing to investigate needs as soon as it is safe to travel. Some of our Florida team members live in areas affected by the hurricane. The Loaves & Fishes Food Kitchen is also on standby in case the need for meals arises. Please pray for protection for the people in the path of Hurricane Ian and for wisdom for our staff and team members preparing to help those in need.

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Severe Flooding in Kentucky update

Flooding in Kentucky, Christian Aid Minstries

Pictures of the Kentucky flooding last month speak volumes. They tell of the pain, grief, and loss that is being felt up and down the hollows and vales of Jackson and Hindman, Kentucky.

Flooding in Kentucky, Christian Aid Minstries
Rapid Response cleanup crews clean out a flooded house.
Flooding in Kentucky, Christian Aid Minstries
Christian Aid volunteers worked hard cleaning out the water-logged content of this house.
Flooding in Kentucky, Christian Aid Minstries
The stately hall clock joins the pile with the rest of this homeowners’ possessions.
Flooding in Kentucky, Christian Aid Minstries
The river behind this house rose 41 feet.
Flooding in Kentucky, Christian Aid Minstries
Join us in praying for the many people who lost much in the Kentucky flood.
Flooding in Kentucky, Christian Aid Minstries
Water levels reached four feet in this living room.
Many family memories lie in ruins. Treasured photos are destroyed and lost.
Water covered the kitchen countertop.
Flooding in Kentucky, Christian Aid Minstries
Many family memories lie in ruins. Treasured photos are destroyed and lost.
Flooding in Kentucky, Christian Aid Minstries
Note the water mark halfway up the wardrobe in this bedroom.
Flooding in Kentucky, Christian Aid Minstries
Remnants of a house
Flooding in Kentucky, Christian Aid Minstries
The house that once stood on this foundation disappeared. A playhouse washed from upstream now stands in its stead.
Flooding in Kentucky, Christian Aid Minstries
The Radio Flyer flying high in the tree marks the flood’s water level.
Flooding in Kentucky, Christian Aid Minstries
This bus made its final stop in the middle of the river.
Flooding in Kentucky, Christian Aid Minstries
Volunteers with the Loaves and Fishes food kitchen serve hot meals and sing to encourage locals and flood victims who stop by.

Recovery from this devastating flood will take a long time. For some life will never be the same.  Join us in prayer for them as they try to salvage and rebuild.

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Severe Flooding in Kentucky

August 2, 2022

Record rainfall sweeping through the area caused severe flooding in Kentucky last week. People in eastern Kentucky share their stories of desperately trying to escape as floodwaters rose.

Now, many face loss, destruction, and sorrow. The floodwaters swept away trees, vehicles, and entire houses. More than thirty people, including young children, were killed. But more are still missing. “People are left with nothing,” said one woman.


At a glance

  • At least 30 people were killed.
  • CAM Rapid Response teams are researching and beginning cleanup in Hindman, Kentucky, and Jackson, Kentucky.
  • The flood is the second major disaster to hit Kentucky in less than a year. In December, severe tornadoes wreaked havoc in parts of the state.

A wave of muddy water rushed into an Anabaptist congregation’s church house. The water rose to four feet in the basement, soaking schoolbooks, overturning desks, and leaving a mess of mud and debris.

Flooding in Kentucky
Rising floodwaters in the church house.
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Mud, debris, and overturned chairs in the church house after the water resided.

“The damage to our church seemed minor when we began to see and hear about the devastation that had happened . . . in the surrounding community,” said one woman from this church. “There were places where a creek that was normally a foot deep became a 20-foot-deep river.”

She also told of the flooding in the nearby city of Hindman. “Trailer houses floated away; windows broke in; people, not knowing what was going on in the dark, stepped out the door to check it out and were swept away.” Only the roofs of one-story homes were left above the water.

Sorrow in the floodwaters

As floodwaters rose, one father hoisted his four children onto the roof of their house trailer to keep them above the water. He then tied them together using an extension cord so he could hold them on the roof.

Then another trailer house floating in the floodwaters rammed into this house, tumbling his children into the water below. Their father could only watch helplessly. None of them survived.
Another flood victim, Leah,* heard screaming coming from her neighbors’ home. She yelled, “Cody, is that you?”

“Yes, help us!” came the desperate reply. As Leah tried to find a way to help, the house disintegrated before her eyes. Her neighbors, caught inside, were killed.

Responding to Kentucky’s severe flooding

Cleanup and hot meals

CAM Rapid Response staff members are researching needs in Kentucky. Teams are stationed in the Jackson and Hindman areas, where they are beginning cleanup work. Floodwaters are still standing in some areas, so our teams are beginning work in higher elevations. As the water recedes, they will continue to research needs.

Yesterday CAM’s Loaves & Fishes food kitchen began serving hot meals to flood victims. The kitchen is set up in Jackson, Kentucky, and operated by the New Order Amish. Another CAM-funded food kitchen will be set up in Hindman.

Flooding in Kentucky, Christian Aid Minstries
A Rapid Response team cleans up a flooded home.

The goal of these kitchens is to provide much-needed hot meals to people who have lost nearly everything. The kitchens also open doors to offer a listening ear and Jesus’ hope.

We will continue to look for ways to offer a compassionate hand in the wake of the severe flooding in Kentucky. Supporters’ donations help us to respond with cleanup and rebuilding in response to this and other similar disasters in the United States.

*Names in this article are changed to protect identities.

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Hurricane Ida update

Hurricane Ida, Christian Aid Ministries

The Hurricane Ida cleanup base in Louisiana continues in full swing. Cleanup volunteers and chaplain ministry workers are working hard and ministering to those affected by the storm.

Rapid Response cleanup

Rapid Response Services cleanup started with a lot of smaller jobs. But now we are working on bigger gut-out work orders for houses that were severely damaged. Team members and volunteers have been working in Montegut, Chauvin, and Dulac.

Hurricane Ida

Loaves & Fishes Food Kitchen

For weeks after the storm, the food kitchen was a busy place with daily meal counts ranging from 1,100 to 1,500. Volunteers served several meals during downpours of rain. One meal recipient said, “I walked up towards the kitchen and my legs were so tired. My feet were so tired that every step took effort. As I approached and saw happy faces and heard the singing, it felt like strength got into my legs and I could go once again.”

Another person who received a meal from the Loaves & Fishes Food Kitchen wrote the following note of thanks: “We were waiting in line to receive our food, and when all of you began to sing my heart got so big, I began to cry. At that moment, you all sounded like “angels” and I knew everything was going to be alright. I will never forget all of you and what you do and did for us.”

Chaplain Ministry

The Chaplain Ministry workers worked closely with the Loaves & Fishes Food Kitchen, talking to people as they come through the food line. Everyone has a story of loss to tell, many times with tears.

May the Lord bless you for caring for those who lost their homes in Hurricane Ida.

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Hurricane Ida update

September 11, 4:38 PM

Hurricane Ida, Christian Aid Ministries

Rapid Response volunteers are busy cleaning up homes and properties damaged by Hurricane Ida. They are working to tarp roofs and cut up downed trees.

Volunteers with CAM’s Loaves & Fishes food kitchen are busy serving meals since Wednesday of last week. The daily number of people being fed has been up to 1,900 on several day this week. Homeowners greatly appreciate hot meals made with love since electricity and water are still not available. It has been a challenge for the Loaves & Fishes team to find food for this many people in a hurricane damaged area.

Chaplains have been busy working alongside the food kitchen and ministering to the hurting people who come through the food line.

In addition to Louisiana, Hurricane Ida caused damage in various other parts of the U.S. The remnants of Ida joined up with another storm system when it reached the northeast, and brought tornadoes and flooding to several states. Below are several projects that have come out of this:

Volunteers tarp a roof damaged by Hurricane Ida in Louisiana.

An EF-1 tornado hit the Oxford area. Rapid Response volunteers provided cleanup there for several days. Volunteers also cleaned up after a small tornado hit Leola, Pennsylvania.

New Jersey flooding

Several hundred homes were flooded in Manville, New Jersey.  The Virginia and New York Rapid Response teams are working together by helping to clean out flooded homes.

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Hurricane Ida update

September 4, 12:29PM

Citizens of Louisiana are reeling from the effects of Hurricane Ida, which pummeled communities with heavy rains and winds reaching 150 mph. This power-packed storm made landfall as a category 4 hurricane on August 29. Ida brought memories of sixteen years ago, when Hurricane Katrina wreaked devastation in the same area. Now Ida, ranked among the five strongest hurricanes to hit the U.S., leaves more than sixty people dead and many more grappling with severely damaged or destroyed homes.

Homeowners who waited out Hurricane Ida in southern Louisiana told terrifying stories of howling winds peeling roofs off homes and toppling trees. Others climbed into attics or on rooftops to escape floodwaters.

Houma, Louisiana, located near the Gulf of Mexico, suffered extensive loss in the storm. Crumpled roofs, toppled electric lines, and other debris litters the streets. A CAM staff member who visited the town shared, “There are very few houses, if any, that do not have significant damage.”

A team from CAM’s Search and Rescue program traveled to Louisiana shortly after Hurricane Ida. They worked to clear roads, making room for emergency vehicles. This enabled people to see their homes for the first time since the storm. “I wish you could have seen the despair and tiredness on their faces,” said one team member. Homeowners broke down into sobs as they surveyed the devastating scene.


At a glance

Hurricane Ida hit as a category 4 hurricane with winds up to 150 mph.
“It’s catastrophic.”
—Staff member
Officials estimate that power outages caused by Hurricane Ida could last for weeks.

After hammering Louisiana, Hurricane Ida swept across the northeastern United States as a tropical storm. Record rainfall caused deadly flash floods that killed more than forty people. Residents of New York, New Jersey, and other states found themselves trapped in their basement apartments and stranded in flooded vehicles. Ida also caused tornadoes in some areas.

We are working to bring rays of hope in the wake of Hurricane Ida. Rapid Response volunteers based in Houma, Louisiana, are cutting up fallen trees, tarping roofs, and doing other cleanup work. A staff member testified that people wept when they realized somebody would help clean up or repair their homes. Residents of Houma are also receiving hot meals from our Loaves and Fishes Food Kitchen, operated by the New Order Amish. Chaplains accompany the food kitchen to provide spiritual encouragement. Following flooding and tornadoes in northeastern states, teams are researching needs and ways to help.

In addition to Hurricane Ida, Rapid Response workers recently helped in the aftermath of severe flooding in Tennessee. Floodwaters swept away homes, possessions, and most tragically, people’s loved ones. Volunteers mucked out flooded homes and provided meals for flood survivors.

We are in the middle of the hurricane season and are preparing for a large-scale rebuilding effort in Louisiana and several other locations this winter. Our projected funding need for 2021/2022 is $3.6 million. If you would like to help, your support will provide cleanup, rebuilding, and other assistance, as well as hope and opportunities to share a Christian testimony.

Please pray that, amid overwhelming disaster and loss, our staff and volunteers would be Jesus’ hands and feet. May God bless you!
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Hurricane Ida, Christian Aid Ministries
Thousands of people are trying to find their way forward after Hurricane Ida damaged or destroyed their homes.

Hurricane Ida update

August 31, 12:29PM

CAM staff members continue to investigate needs in Louisiana after Hurricane Ida. Today, CAM’s Loaves & Fishes Food Kitchen is on its way to Louisiana to provide hot meals for people affected by the storm. Our Rapid Response staff members are also preparing to set up a base to begin cleanup work. With thousands of fallen trees and damaged homes, cleanup work will no doubt last for weeks.

Hurricane Ida, Christian Aid Ministries
Join us in praying for the thousands of people who are recovering from devastation brought by Hurricane Ida.

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Hurricane Ida, Christian Aid Ministries

Hurricane Ida hits Louisiana

August 30, 12:57PM

Hurricane Ida, a power-packed category 4 storm, hit southern Louisiana on Sunday afternoon. Ida struck on the sixteenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s devastating landfall on New Orleans and surrounding areas in 2005.

Damaging winds and heavy rainfall pounded southern Louisiana after Ida made landfall. Hurricane Ida remained a category 4 storm for six hours after hitting land.

CAM staff members are in Louisiana to evaluate damage and seek ways to help those affected by the storm. We plan to keep you posted as more information becomes available from the team.

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Cleanup in the wake of Hurricane Laura

Laura, Christian Aid Ministries

On August 27, 2020, Hurricane Laura made its landfall as a category 4 storm, creating major destruction along the coast of Louisiana. More than 8,000 homes were severely damaged or destroyed, leaving thousands of people homeless. CAM immediately sent Rapid Response team members to Louisiana to assess the damage and to see what we could do to help.

Volunteers from conservative Anabaptist churches throughout the U.S. are the backbone of Rapid Response work. They came from all over the U.S. to help with the project in Louisiana. “I am a widow, I live alone, I have no children,” said an elderly widow who was helped. “This is such a blessing . . . I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it.”

Wind speeds up to 150 miles per hour hurled fully-grown trees on peoples’ homes, cars, and businesses.

Hurricane Laura project pictures

Power lines were mangled, leaving more than 400,000 without electricity.
Hurricane Laura damaged roofs and then brought a deluge of rain. Here, volunteers clean up insulation and debris.
Dorothy said she and her late husband built this house. “I stained every piece of trim,” she shared. Although branches came through nearly every room of her home, she is thankful that her dish collection and quilts were salvageable.
CAM’s Rapid Response teams responded within a few days, cutting up and removing fallen trees.
Rapid Response volunteers repair a roof in Westlake, Louisiana.
Homeowners watched in awe as hardworking volunteers cleaned up the devastating mess.

Another hurricane hits

Just six weeks after Hurricane Laura, another major storm, Hurricane Delta, hit this same area of Louisiana and created yet another setback for the people in this area.

Our staff and volunteers temporarily evacuated Westlake and waited out the storm. After Delta passed through, they returned to find yet more damage. The wind had ripped tarps off roofs. Rain had once once again soaked the interiors of houses with damaged roofs. Some homeowners we had done cleanup for received more damage.

Our goal, with God’s help, is the be the hands and feet of Jesus during this time of difficulty in Louisiana.

Loaves & Fishes Food Kitchen

Immediately after Hurricane Laura, the Loaves and Fishes food kitchen, operated by the New Order Amish, set up in Westlake, Louisiana. They served food to those who had lost their homes and to volunteers doing cleanup. A good, hot meal is truly a touch of love and compassion in the midst of destruction. The kitchen serves as an oasis from the feelings of hopelessness many homeowners face.

After weeks of serving meals, the Loaves & Fishes Food Kitchen had just returned home when Hurricane Delta hit the same area of Louisiana. They headed south again, and continue providing hot meals in Westlake as people recover from yet another setback. Up to this point, they have served more than 30,000 meals.

“They would wipe tears from their faces as they walked to their cars with a hot meal and cold water.”

Opportunities to share the love of Jesus

CAM’s Chaplain Ministry works in conjunction with the food kitchen to provide a listening ear, spiritual encouragement, and prayers for those in distress. Following is a report from chaplain John Miller:

I stood by the literature table at the Loaves and Fishes Kitchen where food was being served. The ladies were singing to hundreds of Hurricane Laura victims. Again and again they would break down and cry uncontrollably. As I seized the opportunity to help them, they would ask, “Why do you do this to total strangers? We have nothing to give back to you.” The moment was right to tell them about the love of God that constrains us to ease their trauma. They would wipe tears from their faces as they walked to their cars with a hot meal and cold water.

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Hurricane Laura Updates

Hurricane Laura, Christian Aid Ministries

Update: Hurricane Laura destruction

Monday, September 11, 11:15AM

Several weeks after Hurricane Laura made landfall, great needs continue to unfold. Hundreds of homeowners who evacuated for safer locations have now returned to find their houses severely damaged or destroyed.

Hurricane Laura, Christian Aid Ministries
Hurricane Laura destruction

Amanda* told a CAM staff member that she had gone to northern Louisiana before the storm. She returned to find a devastating scene. “That is my house,” she shared with emotion, pointing to a mangled pile of rubble.

Hurricane Laura, Christian Aid Ministries
Hurricane Laura destruction

Dorothy, an elderly widow, showed CAM staff members through her damaged house. Tree branches had fallen through the ceiling of nearly every room. “God sends rain on the just and the unjust,” she shared through a mixture of smiles and tears. Several days following the storm, Dorothy had tried to find help. The quote she received to cut up and remove the fallen trees in her yard was a staggering $35,000. Free help from CAM’s energetic Rapid Response volunteers brought huge relief to her.

“These [possessions] are my things, but they are just things,” Dorothy said. “I have my family, my friends, and my faith.” She requested prayer that she would have wisdom to know whether to start over and rebuild or try to repair her devastated home. “We built this home,” she said. “I stained every piece of trim.”

Patrick, an elderly Christian man whose house was damaged in the storm, said Laura was the worst of five hurricanes he experienced in his 80 years. He was amazed at the quick, hardworking volunteers who cleaned up for him. “It looks beautiful,” he shared as he looked around his property when they finished. Before leaving, the volunteers gathered around to tell Patrick goodbye and pray with him.

Hurricane Laura, Christian Aid Ministries
CAM Rapid Response team

SHOWING CHRIST’S LOVE AMID DESTRUCTION

To help meet the many needs in Louisiana, CAM set up a Rapid Response base in Westlake, a town adjoining Lake Charles. This area suffered extensive damage from the hurricane. Volunteers are busy cutting up fallen trees and cleaning out houses ruined by the deluge of rain.

CAM’s Loaves and Fishes Food Kitchen, operated by the New Order Amish, is providing hot meals to residents of Westlake. A good, hot meal is truly a touch of compassion for homeowners trying to find a way forward in the midst of serious destruction.

Hurricane Laura, Christian Aid Ministries
Loaves and Fishes serving line

If you would like to help bring relief to disaster-stricken areas across America, your support will be a blessing. Supporters’ funds are used to provide cleanup, rebuilding, and other assistance for those in distress. Please pray that this aid will show Christ’s love to people facing times of destruction and despair.

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Hurricane Laura destruction

*Names in this article are changed to protect identities.

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Update: Hurricane Laura brought widespread destruction

Monday, August 31, 1:15PM

Hurricane Laura brought widespread destruction when it slammed into Louisiana and Texas on Thursday, August 27. This category 4 storm had wind gusts reaching 150 mph that splintered trees, ripped off roofs, blew out windows, and downed power lines. Heavy rain brought dangerous storm surges and flashfloods.

The city of Lake Charles, Louisiana, suffered severe damage from Hurricane Laura. One resident said, “It looks like 1,000 tornadoes went through here. It’s just destruction everywhere. There are houses that are totally gone.” He testified that the hurricane’s wind sounded like the roar of a jet engine as it passed over his house. Another resident said the hurricane moved her mobile home like a roller coaster.

Laura was one of the fiercest hurricanes to hit the Gulf Coast. The heavy rain that followed caused further damage to homes with damaged roofs. Hundreds of homeowners who evacuated for safer locations are now returning to find their houses severely damaged or destroyed. Electricity will likely be off for weeks.


Hurricane Laura at a Glance

One of the most powerful hurricanes in U.S. recorded history

Made landfall as a category 4 storm

Wind speeds reached 150 mph


Help for devastated homeowners

Hurricane Laura brought widespread destruction to thousands of homes. Many homeowners face an overwhelming time of recovery. CAM plans to provide cleanup help in the wake of this storm. Rapid Response teams are researching ways to help in the coming weeks. Starting today, the Loaves and Fishes Food Kitchen is providing hot meals to residents of Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Please pray for people affected by this storm. Pray also for our staff and volunteers as they show Jesus’ love in the wake of Hurricane Laura.

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Update: Hurricane Laura makes landfall

Thursday, August 27, 8:10AM

Hurricane Laura, Christian Aid Ministries
Hurricane Laura makes landfall

Hurricane Laura makes landfall early Thursday morning as a Category 4 storm with 150 mph winds. Although the extent of damage is unclear at this time, dangerous storm surges and flashfloods have been reported in some locations. More than 290,000 homes and businesses are without power in Louisiana and Texas.We continue to monitor the situation. Our Rapid Response team members are on standby, ready to respond as needed. Continue to pray for those affected by Hurricane Laura.

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Hurricane Laura heads toward Louisiana and Texas

Wednesday, August 26, 3:23PM

Texas and Louisiana brace themselves as Hurricane Laura churns angrily across the Gulf of Mexico. Laura’s strength increases by the hour, as the relentless winds spiral upwards to 125 mph.

Hurricane Laura, Christian Aid Ministries
Hurricane Laura

Forecasters warn that Laura could become a catastrophic Category 4 storm before hitting Texas and Louisiana. The storm is likely to make landfall on Thursday, August 27. Residents are preparing for floods, damaged homes, and power outages. Hurricane Laura already forced the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people from their homes.

CAM’s Rapid Response cleanup teams and Loaves & Fishes Food Kitchen are ready to respond. They are ready to provide cleanup and food as needs arise.

Pray for the many people in the path of Hurricane Laura.