Dulac, LA Hurricane Ida Relief Fund

On August 29, 2021, Hurricane Ida slammed into Southeast Louisiana as a powerful Cat 4 hurricane. The storm devastated the already fragile fishing community of Dulac, LA. Not prone to waiting around for help, people got started on relief efforts right away. We started a Venmo account to initially get access to money that would allow us to purchase supplies from out of town and bring them in. That is still active and helpful and can be found here . We had an amazing outpouring of support from a wide network of people offering to cook hot meals, donate generators, and volunteer to distribute supplies. Now we are in the long-haul recovery process. We discovered that some people cannot use Venmo, and the financial need continues to grow.
Even as the power starts to come back on in Dulac, we are faced with a grave homelessness situation. Many people’s homes are destroyed, and they are living in dismal situations – a boat, a car, a tent, or the one room of their tarped-up house that is less mold-ridden than the others.

We need housing for our people. We need to move fast, as winter is right around the corner. The money raised through this fundraiser will go directly to helping people get adequate shelter. We have some volunteer labor already available (but we could always use more volunteer laborers!), but we do not have the funds for the building materials needed to gut and repair their homes. We have people ready and on standby to build entire homes for free! But we must provide the raw materials. For some people, this will also require the purchase of a camper to temporarily live in while they rebuild. We want to get them shelter as soon as possible, as we cannot begin to address the spiritual needs of our people until their most basic physical needs are met. This includes a roof over their head.

Thank you for your generosity. We absolutely could not do any of this without the Good Lord, and you. Please reach out to Holy Family Church if you have any questions about how this money will be used. God Bless you!

October 14, 2021 UPDATE

CLICK HERE for the latest update (as of October 14, 2021) on our hurricane relief efforts and current needs.

If you would prefer to mail a check, please send it to:
PO Box 87
Dulac, LA 70353

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