After Hurricane Katrina, the spark of hope was extinguished for a lot of residents of southeast Louisiana who were already struggling with ongoing poverty. We followed that with Hurricanes Rita, Ike, Gustav, and Isaac; numerous numbered and unnamed storms; the BP oil spill; a couple of floods and several tornadoes. Through it all, we had three constants:
· Widespread poverty;
· Rampant hopelessness; and
· The spark of hope provided by thousands of Epworth Project volunteers
With the onset of travel concerns and social distancing associated with the Coronavirus outbreak, we have experienced a stoppage of volunteer teams coming to Louisiana. This is quite understandable and necessary, but it also creates an extreme financial strain on our organization. With the longest waiting list of people in need that we have had since Hurricane Katrina, we need your help now more than ever.
Help us continue our ministry. Help us rebuild lives and rebuild homes.
Help us rekindle the spark of hope.