Disaster Relief

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Contact Disaster Relief: 877-487-4658
Livingston Help Line: 318-541-1398

WHERE and HOW You Can Request Assistance

Due to the scope of the flooding event in south Louisiana, there have been various emails and social media posts communicating conflicting information regarding WHERE and HOW to request clean up assistance.

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The first place you should begin is LouisianaBaptists.org. Click on the red disaster relief band across the top of the page. It will take you to a web page containing information, required formslocal relief centersneeded suppliesvolunteer training and more.

If you prefer to call, the number is 877-487-4658.

You must complete the required forms to receive assistance. Please download the forms from the website (LouisianaBaptists.org) and take them to a relief center near you. You can also complete the forms at the relief centers.

Once the center receives and reviews your form, someone will contact you regarding your request.

There is no charge for our assistance, but understand the completed form is not a guarantee of services.

Typically a clean-out team will remove the damaged sheetrock/paneling and insulation and spray for mold.

We apologize for any miscommunication you may have received and we look forward to assisting you as quickly as we can.

We also hope to have the opportunity to pray with you and your family during your recovery process.

Looking for a form? Find them here.

Liability Release Form  •  Property Owner Request for Assistance Form

God Working Through the Storm

> Updated Thurs., Oct. 13, 9:16AM

South Louisiana flood activity — Reported as of 10/11/2016

Volunteer Days (SBDR) – 17,704
Volunteer Days (Other) – 4,546
Volunteer Days (Total) – 22,207
Ministry Contacts – 10,134
Chaplaincy Contacts – 10,763
Gospel Presentations – 1,613
Professions of Faith – 200
Total Meals – 679,065
Assessments – 2,892
Flood Clean Up Jobs – 2,839
Tear Out – 968
Pressure Wash – 342
Mold Remediation – 2,336
Debris Removal – 244
Chainsaw Jobs – 7
Heavy Equipment Hours – 195
Temporary Roofing – 17
Showers – 13,197
Laundry Loads – 6,225
Total Children Cared For – 8
Bibles Distributed – 2,399
Water – 2,037
Boxes – 4,386
Teddy Bears – 10
Premixed Shockwave Distr. (gals) – 7,164

SEND Relief Cargo Trailers

> Updated Wed., Sept. 13, 9:37AM

NAMB is offering a new way for your church or ministry to lend a hand during disasters. You can purchase a SEND Relief cargo trailer.

Trainings Available

> Updated Wed., Sept. 13, 9:30AM

Sept. 23-24, 2016
Friday: 6:30pm-9:30pm and Saturday: 8:00am-3:00pm

Sept. 24, 2016
Blue Hat, Child Care, Shower/Laundry, Mud Out, Assessment, Chain Saw, Feeding

Schedule for Saturday:
8:00-8:45 – Registration
9:00-9:30 – Basic Training
9:30-12:00 – Session One
12:30-3:00 – Session Two

See the Impact

> Updated Tues., Sept. 20, 11:53AM

Recovery by the Numbers

> Updated Tues., August 30, 2:04PM

  • 18,000 meals per day being prepped by Oklahoma Baptists at Istrouma Baptist Church.
  • 7,000 meals per day being prepped by Missouri Baptists at Walker Baptist Church.
  • Another 10,000 or so by Mississippi Baptists in Hammond & Texas Baptists in Lafayette.
  • 955 Assessed projects. Mudout Teams needed.
  • Need spray teams to come in & just spray houses for mold. Sprayers & mold killer provided.
  • 117 Volunteers from Florida – 10 mud out teams – on the ground. Keeping their eye on the gulf.
  • 4,400 volunteers on mission
  • Over 251,000 meals have been prepared (and counting)
  • Over 400 jobs have been completed (and counting)

FEMA: Scam Alert

> Updated Fri., August 26, 4:35PM

FEMA warns of ‘Mold Free Certificates of Occupancy’ scam

Needs: South Louisiana

> Updated Thurs., August 25, 9:56PM

“What can I send to south Louisiana?”

Here’s an up to date list of needs straight from pastors:

–  Fans
–  Mold Killer (like Shockwave)
–  Masks
–  Heavy rubber gloves
–  Squeegees
–  Shovels
–  Wheel barrels
–  Pump up sprayers
–  Work gloves
–  Back pack sprayers
–  Gatorade
–  Water

Needs: Lafayette Command Center at The Bayou Church

> Updated Mon., August 22, 10:24AM

Item – Quantity Needed
Neoprene gloves – 360
Heavy-duty trash bags – 3,800
N-95 Masks with blower – 1,000
Shockwave – 20
Roll plastic/visuine (12-20ft wide) – 10 rolls
Pressure washer – 1
Shop vacs – 3
Utility knives – 30
Utility blades – 500
Chalk reels – 4
Flatbars – 5
Hammers – 5
Goggles/ safety glasses – 100
Sprayers – 5
Water – 50 cases
Gatorade (16.9 oz) – 10 cases

More volunteers would be a great help!

PDF: House Gutting Following Flooding

> Updated Sat., August 20, 10:50AM


Click the button below to view/downoad a helpful and informative guide for gutting your house following a flood. Guide courtesy of Emily Danielson.

Churches Affected by Flooding

> Updated Tues., August 23, 4:29PM


Along with the houses underwater, there are 60+ Baptist churches flooded as well. For the church members who see the buildings where their lives have been shaped, the devastation is palpable. Let’s pray for churches and their pastors as they clean up and restore their facilities while also ministering to their hurting community.

Amite Baptist, Watson (Denham Springs)
Bethel, Franklinton
Blood River, Albany
Carroll Baptist, Carroll
Church of Life, Baton Rouge
Comite, Baton Rouge
Community Church Springfield
Cross Creek Cowboy Church, Zachary
Crossgate First Baptist, Robert
Don Avenue, Denham Springs
Eastside, Zachary
Ebenezer, Hammond
Emmanuel, Denham Springs
Enon, Franklinton
Faith, Baker
Fellowship, Central
First, Baker
First, Broussard
First, Denham Springs
First, Eunice
First, French Settlement
First, Head of Island
First, Holden
First, Kaplan (parsonage)
First, Lake Arthur
First, Lydia
First, Zachary
French Corner, Ponchatoula
Friendship, Central
Grace Point Church, Simmesport
Gray’s Creek, Denham Springs
Greenwell Springs, Greenwell Springs
Hebron, Denham Springs
Highland, New Iberia
Hillsdale Baptist, Amite
Hillside, Albany
Hope Center, Roseland

House of Prayer, Baton Rouge
Immanuel, Baton Rouge
Indian Mound, Greenwell Springs
Korean Church, Lafayette
Lake Martin, Ascension
Lanier, Baton Rouge
Lifepoint, Simmsport
Macedonia, Holden
Magnolia, Holden
Milldale, Zachary
Mt. Calvary, Independence
Mt. Nebo, Roseland
New Bethlehem, Watson
New Covenant, Denham Springs
New Hope, Independence
New River, St. Amant
North Highland Community Church, Baton Rouge
Northside, Denham Springs
Old Zion Hill, Tickfaw
One Life, Walker
Park Forest Baton Rouge
Red Oak, Livingston
Redeemer, Baton Rouge
River of Life, Port Vincent
River Road, Hammond
Riverbend, Baton Rouge
Sherwood, Baton Rouge
Southside, Denham Springs
Stevendale, Baton Rouge
The Way, Livingston
Trinity, Eunice
Trinity, Pumpkin Center
Vietnamese Hope, Baton Rouge
Walker Community, Walker
Woodland, Springfield
Zoar, Baton Rouge
There are 3 additional churches flooded in the Carey association.

Supply Donation Drop-Off Locations

> Updated Thurs., August 18, 2:31PM


If you have supplies you would like to donate to the flood victims, bring them to one of these locations:

SHREVEPORT AREA

Woodridge, Shreveport

Address: 850 E. Bert Kouns
Hours: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Phone:  318-861-3519
Contact: Jennifer

First Baptist, Haughton

Address: 105 E. Washington Ave., Haughton
Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Phone: 318-949-2441
Contact: Mark Hagerhjelm
Instructions: Deliver to Family Center

First Baptist, Minden

Address: 301 Pennsylvania Ave., Minden
Hours: M-F 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Phone: 318-377-4435
Contact: Marva Joslin

Rolling Hills Thrift Store

Address: 2695 E. Texas St., Bossier City
Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Phone:  318-251-0065
Contact: John Cowling

NORTH CENTRAL

First Baptist, Winnfield

Address: 201 E. Court St., Winnfield
Hours: M – Th 8:00 AM-4:30 / Fri – 8:00 AM – 12:00 / Mon (8/22) – 8:00 AM– 4:30 PM
Phone:  318-628-3544
Contact: Katrisha

Rolling Hills Thrift Store

Address: 3487 Hwy 33, Ruston
Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Phone:  318-251-0065
Contact: John Cowling

Rolling Hills Thrift Store

Address: 700 Factory Outlet Dr. #101, Arcadia
Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Phone:  318-251-0065
Contact: John Cowling

EAST CENTRAL

Baptist Mission Center

Address: 280 Taylor, Winnsboro
Hours: M-Th 8:30 AM-4:00 PM
Phone: 318-235-8085
Contact: Eddie Rhymes

Ouachita Association Office, Jonesville

Address: 100 Mound St., Jonesville
Hours: M-F 8:00 AM- Noon
Phone: 318-339-9974
Contact: Craig James

SOUTHWEST

First Baptist, Deridder

Address: 2030 Hwy 171, Deridder
Hours: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Phone: 337.463.9047
Contact: Receptionist

Trinity Baptist, Lake Charles

Address: 1800 Country Club Dr., Lake Charles
Hours: 8:30 AM -5:00 PM; Deliver to Main Office
Phone: 337.480.1555
Contact: Janice Perez

NORTHEAST

First Baptist, Ruston

Address: 200 Trenton St., Ruston
Hours: 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Phone:  318-255-4628
Contact: Clayton Owen
Instructions: TX Street Entrance

Cedar Crest Baptist, W. Monroe

Address: 3245 Arkansas Rd., W. Monroe
Hours: M-TH 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Phone: 318-396-4953
Contact: Barry Blanton
Instructions: Deliver to Church Office

First West Thrift Store

Address: 1 Stella/Mills St., W. Monroe
Hours: 24 Hour Drop-Off
Phone: 318-410-0999
Contact: Philip Thigpen

First Baptist, Swartz

Address: 1983 Hwy 139
Hours: M-F 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Phone: 318-343-0287
Contact: Shana Eckhardt

First Baptist, Rayville

Address: 1306 Louisa St., Rayville
Hours: M-F 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Phone: 318-728-3231
Contact: Beth

Bumper to Bumper

Address: 1502 4th Street, Jonesville
Hours: M-F 7 AM- 5 PM

Ridgecrest Baptist, Ferriday

Address: 502 Ferriday Dr., Ridgecrest
Hours: M-Th 8:00 AM-2:00 PM
Phone: 318-757-4076
Contact: Peggy Barron

CENTRAL

Kingsville Baptist, Ball

Address: 3911 Monroe Hwy, Ball
Hours: M-F 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Phone:  318-640-1019
Contact: Glenda

East Jena Baptist, Jena

Address: 1220 Pepper, Jena
Hours: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Phone: 318-992-4460
Contact: Crystal Willis
Instructions: Deliver to Parsonage

Standard Baptist, Olla

Address: 279 Standard Church Rd
Hours: M-F: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Phone: 318-374-0235
Contact: Shad Tibbs
Instructions: Deliver to Old Sanctuary

District Eight Mission Office

Address: 143 Taylor Rd., Natchitoches
Hours: M-F 9 AM – Noon; 2-5 PM (Closed Aug. 29-31)
Phone: 318-352-4090
Contact: Lori Thompson

Family of Grace, Alexandria (South Campus)

Address: 4200 S. MacArthur Dr.
Hours: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Phone: 318.443.1400
Contact: Jeannie

Volunteer Training (Mudout & Assessment)

> Updated Wed., Sept. 7, 10:30AM

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Volunteer Training Form

Please download, complete, sign and bring this form
with you when you volunteer. Thank you.

Volunteer Assessment Training

DateLocationTimeLeaderContact
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Volunteer Mudout Training

DateLocationTimeLeaderContact
These trainings have passed

Find Help Near You

> Updated Wed., August 24, 3:44PM


Where can you find help?

Below are churches across south Louisiana where you or your family members may find assistance. The assistance available depends upon the location.

The Bayou, Lafayette
2234 Kaliste Saloom Road, Lafayette, LA 70508
— Shower, Laundy, Feeding, Mudout (receiving forms), Distributing Goods

Bethel, Livingston
20149 Circle Drive, Livingston, LA 70754
— Feeding, Shower

Bethlehem, Albany
29350 S Montipelier, Albany, LA 70711
— Feeding, Distributing Goods

Christ Community, Denham Springs
26574 Juban Road, Denham Springs, LA 70726
— Distributing Goods

Church of Life Fellowship, Baton Rouge
6066 Evangeline St, Baton Rouge, LA 70805
— Water, Feeding, Mudout (receiving forms)

Community Bible, Baton Rouge
1729 Monte Sano Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70807
— Feeding, Mudout (receiving forms)

Colyell, Livingston
19524 LA Highway 42, Livingston, LA 70754
— Distributing Goods, Feeding, Mudout (receiving forms)

Fellowship, Prairieville
14363 Highway 73, Prairieville, LA 70769
— Distributing Goods, Feeding, Mudout (receiving forms)

First, Addis
6781 Hwy 1 South, Addis, LA 70710
— Distributing Goods, Feeding

First Crossgate, Robert
22494 Hwy 190, Robert, LA 70455
— Distributing Goods, Mudout (receiving forms)

First, Jennings
1001 Cary Ave, Jennings, LA 70546
— Shower, Laundry, Feeding, Muout (receiving forms)

First, Livingston
29401 S Frost Rd Livingston, LA 70754

First, New Roads
824 W Main Street, New Roads, LA 70760
— Shower, Laundry

First, Ponchatoula
325 E Pine St., Ponchatoula, LA 70454
— Feeding, Mudout (receiving forms)

First, Zachary
4200 Main St, Zachary, LA 70791
— Feeding

Istrouma, Baton Rouge
10500 Sam Rushing Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70816
— Shower, Laundry, Distributing Goods, Mudout (receiving forms)

Jefferson Baptist, Baton Rouge
9135 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70809
— Distributing Goods, Feeding, Mudout (receiving forms)

Judson Baptist Church, Walker
32470 Walker Rd N, Walker, LA 70785

The Lord’s Church, Kentwood
1936 Highway 440, Kentwood, LA 70444
— Shower

New Covenant, Denham Springs
215 Florida Ave SE, Denham Springs, LA 70726
— Mudout (receiving forms), Distributing Goods

Old Zion Hill, Albany
25844 Hwy 442, Independence, LA 70443
— Distributing Goods, Mudout (receiving forms)

Satsuma, Livingston
29896 S Satsuma Road, Livingston, LA 70754
— Distributing Goods

Walker Baptist, Walker
10696 Florida Blvd., Walker, LA 70785
— Feeding (receiving forms)

Woodland Park, Hammond
1909 J W Davis Dr., Hammond, LA 70406
— Feeding, Mudout (receiving forms)

Woodlawn, Baton Rouge
5805 Jones Creek, Baton Rouge, LA 70817
— Feeding

Zoar, Baton Rouge
11848 Hooper Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70818
— Shower, Distributing Goods, Mudout (receiving forms), Feeding

Property Owner Assistance

> Updated Tues., August 16, 4:31PM


Need Assistance?

If you’ve been affected by the recent flooding in southern Louisiana and need assistance, please complete and return the Property Owner Approval form to one of the command centers listed below.


First, Livingston
29401 S Frost Rd
Livingston, LA 70754

The Bayou Church, Lafayette 
2234 Kaliste Saloom
Lafayette, LA 70506

Istrouma Baptist
10500 Sam Rushing Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70816

Walker Baptist
10696 Florida Blvd
Walker, LA 70785

New Covenant
215 Florida Avenue SE
Denham Springs, LA70726

Zoar Baptist Church
11848 Hooper Rd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70818

Bethel, Livingston
20149 Circle Drive
Livingston, LA 70754

Woodland Park, Hammond
1909 J W Davis Dr
Hammond, LA 70403

Judson Baptist Church, Walker
32470 Walker Rd N
Walker, LA 70785

Supplies Needed

> Updated Tues., August 16, 2:13PM



  • Mudout Supplies and Instructions:
    1. Rubber Gloves
    2. Dust Mask
    3. Water Nozzel
    4. Germ-x
    5. Measuring Tape
    6. Flashlight
    7. Batteries for flashlight
    8. Utility Knife
    9. Chalk Line
    10. First Aid Ointment
    11. Band aids
    12. 2 Quart Clorox
    13. Hydrogen Peroxide
    14. Wash clothes
    15. Goggles
    16. Gloves
    17. Ziplock bags
    18. Instructions to Mudout your home
  • Other supplies needed:
    • Basic toiletries
    • Blankets
    • Pillows
    • Air mattresses
    • Toilet paper
    • Basic medical supplies
    • Styrofoam Cups
    • Napkins
    • Snack Food
    • Water, Gatorade, Powerade, etc
    • Paper Towels
    • Plastic Forks, Spoons, and Knifes
    • Medium Duty Type Gloves
    • Band-Aids & Neosporin
    • Paper Plates
    • Apples, oranges, bananas (Need to be separated and sent quickly to prevent from spoiling)
    • Laundry Detergent
    • Hand Wipes
    • Bug Spray and Sunscreen
    • Ziplock Bags (sandwiches)
    • Paper Bags
    • Hand Soap
    • Etc.

Chaplains Needed

> Updated Tues., August 16, 11:39AM


Need for Chaplains is Urgent.

If you are a trained chaplain and available to volunteer please call Joe Arnold at 985.856.2224.

Red Cross Shelter Info

> Updated Sun., August 14, 5:31PM


  • Red Cross: Shelters are available at the locations listed below.
    • Volunteers also are needed Sunday and in the days ahead, including to serve at shelters and in other capacities. The Red Cross has training scheduled Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Red Cross in Madisonville at 300 Ashland Way and at the Red Cross in Baton Rouge at 4655 Sherwood Common Blvd. (near Airline Highway and Sherwood Forrest Blvd.). Those wanting to volunteer also can register at redcross.org/louisiana (click on Volunteer on right side).
    • Ascension Parish Shelters
      • Lamar Dixon – St. Landry Road, Gonzales
    • East Baton Rouge Parish Shelters
      • BREC Park at Flannery – 801 Flannery Road, Baton Rouge
      • BREC Park at Kernan – 333 Kernan, Baton Rouge
      • BREC Park at Longfellow – 5201 Longfellow, Baton Rouge
      • Central Starkey Gym – 10510 Joor Road, Central
      • Charles R. Kelly Center – 3535 Riley Street, Baton Rouge
      • First Baptist Church (Zachary) – 4200 Main St., Zachary
      • F. G. Clark Activity Center – 801 Harding Blvd., Baton Rouge
      • Galilee Baptist Church – 11050 Greenwell Springs Road, Zachary
      • Leo S. Butler – 950 Washington St., Baton Rouge
      • McKinley Middle School – 1550 Eddie Robinson, Baton Rouge
      • St. John the Baptist Catholic Church – 4727 McHugh, Zachary
      • Vineyard Church of Baton Rouge – 16761 Tiger Bend Road, Baton Rouge
      • Zoar Baptist Church – 11848 Hooper Road, Central
    • East Feliciana Parish Shelters
      • Mt. Hope Baptist – Highway 10, Clinton
      • Slaughter Fire Station – Highway 19, Slaughter
    • Iberia Parish Shelters
      • Cyr-Gates Community Center – 300 Parkview Drive, New Iberia
    • Lafayette Parish Shelters
      • Heymann Center – 1373 S. College Road, Lafayette
    • Livingston Parish Shelters
      • Bethel Baptist Church – 20419 Circle Drive, Livingston
      • First United Methodist Church – Third Street, Denham Springs
      • Judson Baptist Church – 32470 Walker Road, Walker
      • Live Oak United Methodist – 34890 La. Hwy 16, Denham Springs
      • Walker Baptist Church – 10696 Florida Blvd., Walker
      • Riverside Baptist Church – 36890 Highway 16, Watson
    • St. Helena Parish Shelters
      • St. Helena High School – 14340 Highway 37, Greensburg
    • St. Landry Parish Shelters
      • World Ministries – 1960 West Laurel Ave., Eunice
      • Opelousas Civic Center – 1638 Creswell Lane, Opelousas
    • Tangipahoa Parish Shelters
      • Amite Community Center – 101 W. Chestnut, Amite
      • Coquille Sports Complex – 13505 La. Hwy 1085, Covington
      • Kentwood High School – 603 Ninth St., Kentwood
      • Mike Kenny Center – 601 W. Coleman, Hammond
    • Vermilion Parish Shelters
      • Abbeville Boys & Girls Club – 301 A.A. Comeaux Memorial Parkway, Abbeville
    • Washington Parish Shelters
      • Franklinton High School – 1 Demon Circle, Franklinton
    • Anyone evacuating to a Red Cross shelter should bring essential items for each member of the family, as possible:
      • Prescriptions and emergency medications
      • Foods that meet unusual dietary requirements
      • Identification to show residence is in affected area and important personal documents
      • Hygiene supplies and other comfort items
      • Supplies needed for children and infants, such as diapers, formula and toys
      • Special items for family members who are elderly or disabled
      • Chargers for any electronic devices you bring with you

Older Updates

> Updated Sat., August 13, 3:32PM


  • Northshore Baptist Association: 
    • Bethlehem in Albany is sheltering people
    • First Albany is setting up to shelter people
    • Food that requires little prep is needed
    • Volunteers who can get there – please go!
    • I-12 West at I-55 is closed
    • Hwy. 90 West is closed at Baptist at Beulah
    • Hwy. 40 across Tangipahoa and Livingston parishes down to below I-12 is flooding or soon will be
    • Several churches, parsonages and Pastor/Minister private residences have taken on water.
    • Water is still rising. Please pray

> Updated Sat., August 13, 2:40PM

> Updated Sat., August 13, 1:21PM

  • Eunice: A shelter has been set up by the city at Word Ministries in the old Walmart building. Direct people there.
  • Opelousas: The Civic Center has been opened for evacuees.

> Updated Sat., August 13, 10:56AM

Due to the ongoing nature of this event, details are still being compiled. Please check back for updated information as it becomes available. In the meantime, please pray for:

  • families forced from their homes due to the flooding
  • churches whose facilities have been flooded
  • volunteers who are preparing to respond

Additional news/updates can also be found at www.BaptistMessage.com.