In August 2016, All Hands Volunteers’ US Response Team leapt into action as the state of Louisiana was struck by catastrophic flooding, an event that was swiftly labeled one of the worst natural disasters in recent US history. The federal government declared a major disaster in Louisiana with the death toll at 13, over 60,000 homes damaged, and an estimated 8,000 people in shelters. Our efforts are focused in Denham Springs, which is located in Livingston Parish, where 90% of houses and businesses were severely damaged or destroyed. High-water levels averaged from 2-4 feet.
Countless volunteers and staff have worked tirelessly for several months on cleanup and preparation of affected homes for repair work. We have now transitioned into the longer-term recovery phase, with teams currently engaged in repairing 30 flood-damaged homes.
The needs in Louisiana are great! Please consider donating to help those in the direst need!