Looking Back at 2020: Launching SWLA Responds

Updated: Apr 7


Restoring Southwest Louisiana after Hurricanes Laura and Delta

When Hurricane Laura hit in late August of 2020, it had devastating effects in Southwest Louisiana. A few short weeks later, Hurricane Delta made landfall and furthered the devastation already brought to the area. Houston based coalitions and congregations responded quickly to our neighbors in need. They began gathering supplies and making their way to Lousiana to help the best way they could. After months of working together, SWLA now has roughly 50 local congregations to form SWLA Responds!


Since August of 2020...

  • 51 homes and businesses were helped

  • 470 volunteers donated their time to clean up and rebuild

  • 2119 hours served in the SWLA communities

It is an honor to work alongside these pastors and organizations as they rebuild Southwest Louisiana. We can't wait to see what the future has for this community!


SWLA Responds Launch Team


Top (Left to Right):

Joseph Caraway St Henry Catholic Church

Shontill McNabb The Sound Church

Chan Willis First Presbyterian Church


Middle (Left to Right):

E.J. Kemper Mt Pilgrim Baptist Church

David Rials Life United Lake Charles

Jimmy Stevens New Covenant Faith Church


Bottom (Left to Right):

Charles White Lake City Church

Paul Burke Glad Tidings Church

Josh Belt Our Savior's Church


Nearly 50 Participating Churches

These congregations have been working tirelessly to help bring restoration to their communities. From gathering essential supplies, hosting food distribution centers, mucking houses, and cutting fallen trees, they have shown when it is like to love like Jesus. It goes to show that we really are stronger together! We are so grateful for each of these congregations and partners!

A/G New Life Worship Center Bethel Church (Jennings) Casa de Adoracion Kibsaim Christ Holy Sanctified Church Christian World Church of the King Church of the Nazarene Eastwood Pentecostal FBC Westlake First Pentecostal Church First Presbyterian Church Glad Tidings Church Greater St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church Holy Nation Church Iglesia Profetica Peniel Inner Court Worship Center Lake City Church Lakewood Bible Fellowship Life United - Lake Charles Living Way Pentecostal Church Living Word Christian Center Maplewood FBC McNecse Chi Alpha Ministerio Rio de Dios Emmanuel Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church New Covenant Faith Baptist Church New Life Church International New Sunlight BC Our Savior's Church Pasadena BC Restore Church Saint Mathew Baptist Church Sale Street Baptist St Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church St. Paul Lutheran Church St. Henry's Catholic Church St Paul AME Templo Restauracion Divina The Family Place The Sound Church Trinity Baptist Church True Light Baptist Church Vinyard Lake Charles Westlake Assembly Westminister Presbyterian Church


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