UPC Flood Relief

$17,953 of $20k goal

Raised by 123 people in 7 months
UP
University Presbyterian
on behalf of Kenton Cooper
 BATON ROUGE, LA
In response to the widespread flooding across southeastern Louisiana, University Presbyterian Church (UPC) has reopened the shelter housed in our building.  As we did after Katrina, the shelter is currently housing newborn infants, some of whom are medically fragile, released from area hospitals, and their families.  These families have had their housing destroyed in the floods and have no other housing options at this time.  In addition to these families, many of our members, teachers from our Day School, and folks related to our many outreach relationships have also been impacted by the floods.  Church and community members have already begun to supply meals, transportation, clothing, and provisions, but there are many unanticipated needs to come.  Demolition teams from our church and other area churches are moving into damaged houses to again make these houses into family homes.  The immediate needs take resources and countless volunteer hours and UPC is committed to helping our broad community through the recovery process.  This is where you can help!

In addition to volunteering, you can make the biggest impact by donating to our Flood 2016 Recovery Fund.  You can do this either through this GoFundMe account or by sending checks directly to the church.  We can then respond our guests and community to address their most crucial needs.  If you would care to volunteer, you may call us at 225.383.0345 or visit our Facebook account at www.facebook.com/universitypresbyterian .  For more information about UPC, our mission, and our congregation please go to www.upcbr.org .

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Update 2
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7 months ago
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Disaster response continues at University Presbyterian Church. Our shelter for newborns, their families, and a number of folks with compromised health situations continues. In addition, we are providing housing in our Fellowship Hall to a team from Nechama, a nationally recognized disaster response organization.

We have also been helping our staff, church members, their families, and others from the Presbytery work on gutting houses. Increasingly, this work is being coordinated with our partners in the Presbytery and Presbyterian Disaster Assistance.

We’re in this for the long haul and we’re in it together!
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7 months ago
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Thanks to your generosity, love, and support, we've decided to raise the goal on our Gofundme account and see if we can provide more help to those in need.

Thank you so much for all you're doing to help the victims of the flooding.
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$17,953 of $20k goal

Raised by 123 people in 7 months
Created August 19, 2016
UP
University Presbyterian  
on behalf of Kenton Cooper
LK
$50
Laura Kramer
4 months ago

In Loving Memory of my Aunt, Nita Jane Rossman

$100
Anonymous
5 months ago
DM
$50
Deelee Morris
5 months ago
JH
$28
John Hart
6 months ago
JF
$50
Jim Flaherty
6 months ago
CL
$50
Cory Lawson
6 months ago
$25
Anonymous
6 months ago
$100
Anonymous
6 months ago
$50
Anonymous
6 months ago
CT
$1,000
Catherine Trosclair
6 months ago
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