EDOH Responds to Louisiana after Hurricane Ida

 

  • Northshore, Louisiana - Multiple communities were left underwater and with extensive damage due to Hurricane Ida. Our Rapid Response team is there to love and serve those that have lost so much. Please click the "Northshore Volunteer Details" button below for all the information you need to know concerning this outreach.
  • Kenner, Louisiana - We will be extending our Rapid Response outreach to Kenner, Louisiana, starting October 2nd through October 23rd!  Please click the "Kenner Volunteer Details" button below for all the information you need to know concerning this outreach.
  • LaPlace, Louisiana - We will be feeding families and tarping roofs from September 14th until September 28th. If you are a skilled tarper and are available to serve, please email us at info@eightdaysofhope.com. 
  • Water - Please consider giving $200 to purchase a pallet of water to give to those without access to it at this time. You can give directly on our website or mail your gift to P.O. Box 3208, Tupelo, MS 38803.
  • Please pray. These communities have suffered great loss, and we are thankful that God has blessed us with the ability to show up when it matters most. 
  • We hope you will join us by praying, serving, and giving TODAY!
Northshore Volunteer Details! Kenner Volunteer Details!

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

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The primary goal of our Rapid Response team is to show the love of Jesus Christ to disaster victims 48-72 hours after a disaster strikes anywhere in the contiguous 48 states. The means of meeting this goal will be through clearing debris, tarping roofs, gutting water-damaged homes, and salvaging personal property. These are the most basic immediate actions necessary to preserve property and livelihood. In so doing, the volunteers seek to build bonds with homeowners, community leaders, and other disaster relief organizations for immediate relief and in hope of laying a foundation for future disaster-recovery efforts.

In a matter of hours, victims are faced with many life-changing decisions and necessary actions that will affect their lives for years to come. The first week following a disaster is a critical window of opportunity for victims and disaster-relief workers to bond together for the good of a victim’s family and the strength of the community. Our Rapid Response team was created to be pivotal in such times.

Typically, it takes Eight Days of Hope 4-6 months to respond to a community’s disaster needs. This falls squarely in the second, and possibly the last wave of help. Until 2014, Eight Days of Hope was not been able to offer any immediate relief, only assistance in disaster recovery.

When a tornado hit Tupelo, MS, the hometown of Eight Days of Hope, local leaders saw firsthand the need for ministry immediately after a disaster strikes. The senior leadership team, including Steve Tybor, Wayne VanLandingham, and others, were inspired to take action along with many faithful Eight Days of Hope volunteers. Eight Days of Hope felt God leading us down the path of starting a new national disaster relief ministry, and that is how our Rapid Response arm was born. 

To date, EDOH has responded to 38 disasters with our Rapid Response arm alone. We have seen God take the brokenness that surrounds a community and plant hope in thousands of lives through this response. 

We would love for you to volunteer with us to experience it first hand! If you are interested in volunteering, please click the "get involved" button on the main page and enter your email address. We will contact you every time we have a trip!


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