The media has been forecasting the ‘Possible Storm Track’ for the last several days of Tropical Storm 3, now named Cindy, and have told those in southern Louisiana, and southeastern Texas to expect up to a foot of rain over the next few days. The biggest issue is that the ground is already saturated in these areas. Some victims of last years flooding in Louisiana near Sulphur, Lake Charles, Crowley, Baton Rouge, and Gonzales are just now getting back into there homes! One area has requested we send a truck now before the storm really hits, so they can be ready, but please understand the supplies must go where they’re needed most , not hundreds of miles away from where they should be.
We stand ready to ship 5 trailers of basic supplies this morning, and we can have a trailer loaded in an hour, and on it’s way shortly after that. As soon as we receive the call, we will have a trailer loaded and on it’s way. Our drivers are standing by too. We stay prepared at all times, ready for the next disaster.
We pray that the impact will be minor compared to what is being reported, and that those already devastated will not receive further damage, and that they can move back into their homes now, and start getting their lives back to normal.
Even though it’s not been on the news, we have continued to be busy helping families recover in southern Missouri communities of Van Buren, West Plains and Noel, plus communities in northeastern Arkansas in Pocahontas, and south central Louisiana, in Mamou with bedding, appliances and furniture as they move back in to their homes after clean-up and rebuilding is completed.
So far this year, we’ve provided supplies just under $4 Million to the states of Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Texas. If you can help us financially so we can continue to purchase these additional items, plus the basic needs we send out first when a disaster strikes, we’d appreciate it. Click on the DONATE NOW button at the top of this page. Thank you for your prayers and support for COCDRE!