Louisiana Flood Relief: Caring for the Suffering Stranger

As everyone is aware, Louisiana, and particularly the area around Baton Rouge, has been stricken with millennial-level floods after they have just barely recovered from the destruction of Hurricane Katrina. Christ called us to care for the stranger and D/W has a long history of assisting other communities who are stricken by natural disasters.

For the next few Sundays we will have donation baskets present at the social for you to make donations. You may also put checks in the collection basket at Mass. Please make the check out to Dignity/Washington and write “Flood Relief” in the memo section. The money, plus an amount to to be determined by the board at their September meeting, will be sent to: Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge and Healing Place Church. Christopher Flow, our board member who is from LA, is familiar with these groups and says they are on the ground working directly with those who are suffering.

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Photo credit: BBC

If you would like to send money directly to the groups here is their information:

Thank you for your generosity.