Food and supply donations are available

The Relief Society (women’s organization) of the Leesville and DeRidder congregations of The Church

of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been assisting the flood recover effort by providing many of the home-cooked meals to two churches who have efficiently organized the feeding of home-cooked meals to hundreds of flood victims and relief workers.

Partnering with the other relief efforts in Vernon Parish over 50 volunteers from The Church of


Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly known as Mormons will help clean out 9 homes and remove furniture and belongings and debris from homes hit by recent flooding.

Over 1,600 members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Louisiana are working on flood relief efforts throughout the state.

All day Good Friday, March 25, and Holy Saturday, March 26 in flood-affected locations in Vernon Parish relief work will be under way.

Donations of cleaning kits, hygiene kits, non-perishable food boxes, tarps, gloves, masks, utility knives,

brooms, crowbars, hammers, rubber boots, and water from LDS Charities have been delivered to assist

in the clean up effort in west Louisiana and in Natchitoches.

“This is truly the gospel of Jesus Christ in action.” Elder Randall R. Bluth, organizer of the event, states. "This effort is part of ongoing “Helping Hands” service to our friends and neighbors. Our volunteers work free of charge providing all tools and equipment necessary to complete the work.

Requests for assistance can be made by calling 337-424-9283 or 337-404-3014.