Two weeks after Hurricane Isaac came ashore, a clearer picture is emerging of the damage left in its wake. In Braithwaite, LA, south of St. Bernard Parish, Kathy Wendling and Lois Sullivan recently met with several affected families connected to RAI through the Spirit of Hope program.
Pastor Ed Brashier and Shepherd's Heart Ministries joined with Lutheran Church Charities' LERT early-response chainsaw team this past week at Camp Restore, completing tree-cutting projects all over the New Orleans Metro area. The following are photos taken by Jan, a member of the LCC LERT team.
On Thursday as we were cleaning up the rear area of camp a man pulled up in a white pickup truck. He was in his mid 60’s and was looking for one of our work request forms. He was pretty emotional, trying to hold it all together as he said to me, "We just got things done, and the storm took my shed. I got no more money left. What am I gonna do?"