Recent recipients of a tarped roof, Nat and Ruth, were overwhelmed with joy when a Hope Force team showed up to tarp their roof on Saturday. Disaster Services Director, Joey Stoltzfus, and responders from Crossroads Church in Ohio, met them while canvasing neighborhoods on Friday. As the team was finishing the tarp job, Ruth pulled Joey aside and with tears of joy in her eyes said, “Nat has been praying and fasting for days that someone would come to tarp our roof!” Encounters like this make all the hot, humid (103 degree heat index)…demanding work worth every drop of sweat…every sore muscle.
With Nat and Ruth’s home completed, the Hope Force team began tarping the house across the street. By early afternoon, heavy rains moved into the area. The team looked over their shoulders to see Nat and Ruth’s home, and watched as the rain ran off the roof…another successful job!
Please pray for the community, the survivors, and the Hope Force team on the ground working in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. This type of work isn’t for everyone, but what about you? Would you consider joining us in Houma, serving homeowners and the residents who are so deeply impacted by Hurricane Ida? Numerous tasks are required to sustain relief efforts. Debris clean up, food prep, skilled photography, light carpentry and other jobs are plentiful. Perhaps most importantly, a willing heart — prepared to endure the climate of southern Louisiana — and a desire to put the love of God into compassionate action on behalf of those who need help and hope.
Also, would you consider giving toward our efforts as we continue to serve those who have experienced such great loss? We are truly grateful for each and every one of you who have already given. We could not do this work without you!
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