May 02, 2016 - Update
The ARKLA Adventist Community Services (ACS) Mobile Unit has been going out almost every weekend since the floods began in March of this year. There are over 35.000 families affected by this crisis. Dedicated volunteers have been distributing school kits, personal care kits, blankets, food boxes and clean up kits to survivors. On April 25, a multi-agency warehouse was open in Monroe, LA, to serve a 12 parish region. This area has been flooded four times already since the flooding occurred. On April 29, the team was in Amite, LA, serving over 100 families. For more information: contact firstname.lastname@example.org
March 23, 2016 - Update
The ARKLA Adventist Community Services mobile unit is going out this weekend. The team will be distributing blankets, personal care kits, clean-up kits and food boxes will be in two locations in southern Louisiana- Franklinton and Bogalusa - where 550 homes damages.
March 19, 2016 - Arkansas-Louisiana Area
Adventist Community Services Disaster Response has been asked to bring in a mobile unit to serve areas where survivors can't get supplies. Besides the families that are displaced, there are 3,500 to 4,500 homes that have been damaged with a couple of inches to several feet of water.
The ACS Disaster Response have been busy checking out the areas the state has asked us to set up our mobile unit to pass out food, clothes, flood buckets, etc.
Rescuing and evacuations are on-going and waiting for water to recede in the areas hardest hit with flood waters. There are families still in shelters waiting to go home. More rain is expected later this week and next week.
Items are needed for the mobile unit. Looking to help? Monitory donation to the Arkansas-Louisiana Conference office ear-mark ARKLA ACS DR.
Report by: Lavida Whitson, ARK-LA Adventist Community Services Director