Dear Sisters, Associates and Friends,
Greetings from flood-ravaged Baton Rouge, Louisiana. As you know from watching the national news, we were hit with a devastating and unprecedented flood. I am safe, with minor water damage to my apartment, Thanks be to God. I have lost food, electronics and material possessions: all of which can be replaced.
An estimated 50 percent, or 500 of our students, and another 20 percent (33) of our staff have been totally flooded out. Some have only the clothes they are wearing during evacuation while others escaped with a suitcase and their vehicle. The waters are slowly receding (daily T’storms are NOT helping -- but that is South Louisiana weather). We are moving from the rescue phase into the RECOVERY phase. This is where we need your assistance. No amount is too small or too big when you have nothing. PLEASE HELP.
We are a resilient people and will pull together and help each other. But we need the assistance of the wider community. If you feel called to help the “dear neighbor,” here are some suggestions:
PRAYERS: for recovery, electricity, food, water, hot meals, shelter, patience, peace
· Donations: Gift cards to the following
Home Depot Rite Aid
Costco club Academy Sports
Target JC Penney
Sam’s Club Family Dollar
Walmart Dollar General
Walgreen Dollar Store
Bed, Bath and Beyond
· Checks made out to SJA Disaster Relief
· Online donation: http://apply.sjabr.org/advancement/advancement---disaster-relief
Sr. Chris Pologa, CSJ
SJA Disaster Relief
Thank you so much and God Bless.
Sister Chris Pologa, CSJ