Hurricane Ida Damage Assessment and Response

Hurricane Ida Damage Assessment and Response

Ida was a deadly and destructive Category 4 hurricane that became the second-most damaging and intense hurricane to strike the U.S. state of Louisiana on record, behind Hurricane Katrina. On August 29, the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Ida made landfall near Port Fourchon, Louisiana and its effects were felt all along her track until she exited over the North Eastern U.S. Most of the damage is in Louisiana.

The Southern District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) is leading the disaster response effort for the LCMS. The Southeastern District (SED)—the District Our Savior Lutheran Church is in—is supporting with chainsaw teams, supplies, and financial donations.

The Southern District has an immediate need for the supplies listed below. The SED is in the process of organizing supply runs down the I-95 corridor to Metairie, LA, and asking congregations to collect supplies, be collection points, and/or provide volunteers to make the supply runs.

Simply pick up what you can and bring them to the church during operation hours (M-F 9-5, and on Sunday Mornings).

* Water / Gatorade
* Canned / dry food
* Beef Jerky / Canned Meats / Spam
* Nonperishable Food & Snacks
* Toilet Paper
* Diapers – Newborn Size 7 / Baby Wipes
* Pads / Tampons
* New Socks / Underwear (all sizes)
* Flashlights / Batteries
* Coolers 
* Large Buckets / Containers
* Large plastic totes
* Heavy Duty Trash Bags
* N95/N100/P100 Masks
* Work Gloves

If you are interested in supporting a supply run to Metairie, LA, send an e-mail to Dave McGuffey via

The Lutheran High School in Metairie, LA received significant roof damage. Although the majority will be covered by insurance, they are facing a $25,000 deductible and are seeking financial donations. To directly support click the button below. You can give via PayPal or with a credit or debit card

Click the buttons below to support the various efforts made by the LCMS to help those affected by Ida.

Because of the distance and time involved with going to Metairie, LA and surrounding areas, one of the best ways those of us in the Northern areas can support the LCMS efforts is through financial donations. Donations to the Southern District disaster response efforts will have the most direct and immediate impact.