For the second time since March, the state of Louisiana has seen record breaking heavy rains and flooding, causing wide-spread damage and devastation to numerous areas of the state. On August 12, a slow-moving, low pressure system brought in over 20-inches of heavy rains that pounded Baton Rouge and other communities in southern Louisiana, causing several rivers to rise to record-breaking levels.
“This flood is Katrina-like in scope,” said Tim Nuckles, chairman of the God’s Pit Crew Board of Directors. Nuckles lived in Louisiana for four years, so he knows personally how it is for these families that have been affected by the flood. “This is not a few hundred people that have been affected, there are thousands of people who are without homes, power, water and food,” Nuckles said.
As flood waters begin to recede, God’s Pit Crew is moving in to deliver hope to the state of Louisiana.On Tuesday, God’s Pit Crew loaded a tractor trailer, filled with Blessing Buckets, bottled water and other relief items that is heading to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Over 20,000 people in Baton Rouge were affected by the flood waters and thousands of homes have been destroyed. Seven people have lost their lives.
“Despite being busier than ever, we are doing everything we can to help the people in Louisiana,” said God’s Pit Crew Founder and Director Randy Johnson.
In the past eight months, God’s Pit Crew has responded to the historic flooding in South Carolina, tornados in Tappahannock, Virginia and Appomattox, Virginia, the March 2016 flooding in Louisiana and most recent, the floods that ravaged West Virginia in June.
“There has only been one other time where we have responded to so many disasters back-to-back like this,” said Johnson.
Two additional tractor trailer loads of supplies have been scheduled for later this week. These loads will bring our total to over 100,000 pounds of relief supplies that will be delivered by the weeks end. We will send additional loads of supplies, but we need your help to make this possible. We know that there will be a huge demand and need for supplies, but it is not possible without your contributions.
To make a monetary donation, please click here. You may also call our office at 434-836-4472 or click the Donate Now button on our Facebook page. Donations can also be mailed to our warehouse, 2499 North Main Street Danville, Virginia 24540.
Without your donations, it would be difficult to continue to deliver not just relief supplies, but hope to those who are hurting in Louisiana. Please consider supporting God’s Pit Crew and making an impact in the lives of the flood victims who have lost everything.