Many Louisianans are still suffering from the effects of severe flooding throughout the Creole State. On Friday,
No dollar figure can tell the story of devastation and distress caused by the August flooding. After a disaster of such magnitude people often wonder, "Where is God in all of this?"
Some residents, however, see God in the thousands of relief volunteers and non-profit organizations assisting the flood victims. " 'I am a child of God and he has sent me here.' That is the first line of the hymn that we sang,"
While both state and local governments must play a central role in restoring vital services, housing and economic vitality, we commend the many religious and charitable organizations and volunteers that have provided countless hours of assistance at the nadir of the recovery.
Although the path to fully restore the region will take years, these volunteers have begun to restore hope as well as homes through their efforts. Residents have seen their irreplaceable personal items washed away, others have lost homes and, in some cases, even lost loved ones. Its estimated that only 20 percent of the residents have flood insurance.
These are just some of the reasons why the Governor asked for relief organizations like
"It's times like these that communities come together, and not just the community from here in
An estimated 13,000 Mormon Helping Hands volunteers descended on
When the waters rise, it is often local communities that answer to the call to serve those most in need. While we praise those who are helping in this effort, our thoughts continue with those who are still suffering in
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