Our Hurricane Ida relief efforts continue at Good Shepherd Church. On Tuesday, we took delivery of yet another 26 foot truck filled from front to back with supplies including cleaning supplies, hygiene kits, diapers, and other necessities. We are working diligently to get these into the hands of people in our immediate community and into the hands of other ministries, especially those on the ground in St. Charles parish.
Two Ways You Can Help
In the coming days, we will be receive two deep freezers that will then allow us to receive food to be cooked. We believe we will have a literally hundreds of pounds of chicken coming our way for those freezers. When that happens, we will need volunteers to help us cook those birds and get them distributed into the hardest hit sections west of us where houses are completely destroyed, people remain in shelters, and power still has not returned. If you feel called to help us cook, please let Fr. Randall or Fr. Jim know.
We have been working with officials in the Emergency Operations Center of St. Charles parish. They are preparing to be able to bring in teams of volunteers from around the country to help clean up and begin rebuilding St. Charles parish. As this is being written, a team of chefs from the New Orleans area are coming together to form a coalition of cooks. At that point, Good Shepherd Church will be looking to send parishioners from our church into St. Charles parish to help distribute meals cooked by the chefs. This will be similar to our operations that we conducted in our parking lot from September 4 through September 14 with the only difference being the distributing will take place at a site in St. Charles parish. Again, if you feel called to help with this, please let Fr. Randall or Fr. Jim know.