In August 2016 "Our Lady of Blind River" didn't escape the rising water from the flooding that affected so many people in Louisiana. Our first ride down the river to see the damage was heartbreaking. With 2 feet of water in the Chapel and the dock underwater we knew that major repairs would be needed. In June 2017 Tropical Storm Cindy dealt us another blow. Thankfully the inside of the Chapel was spared but what was left of the dock that could have been saved could no longer be used.
"Our Lady of Blind River" has had and continues to have vistors, from the locals who stop by on their way to enjoy a day on the river to the many people from different states and countries that make a special trip to pray to "Our Lady of Blind River." Many people have asked, "How can I help?" this is how.
Our goals are to rebuild the dock a little bigger than the old one so that it is easier for the bigger boats to dock and lift the Chapel 5 feet to prevent water from getting inside when the river rises. Additional work that is needed to the Chapel is as follows: redo all electrical work, redo flooring, paint the trim, columns, and inside, and reshingle the roof, outside walls, and steeple.
For more information, updates, and other ways you can donate you can follow/join our two Facebook pages:
Our Lady of Blind River or Friends of Our Lady of Blind River.
Thank you and God Bless!
- Greg Ewbank
- Peggy B. Aime
- Karen McCoy
- Crystal Thomas
- Tim and Anita Lazaroe
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