Make-A-Difference Monday

May 31, 2021 (Memorial Day)

OFF ON MONDAY? JOIN US IN LOVING OUR LAKE CHARLES NEIGHBORS! Love Acadiana will be joining our strategic partner Eight Days of Hope (EDOH) on Monday, May 31, to muck out homes, remove flood debris from homes, and encourage our weary neighbors. After two devastating hurricanes in 2020 – from which residents have yet to recover – and an ice storm in 2021, our friends in Lake Charles now have to deal with the aftermath of unprecedented flooding. Many had not completed repairing their homes from the hurricanes (some had JUST installed new sheet rock and flooring!) when Southwest Louisiana was drenched with more than 12″ of rain in a few hours on May 17, faster than the already battered drainage infrastructure could keep up. Now they begin the process of, once again, picking up the pieces.

This is the second time in less than a year that Eight Days is deploying to Lake Charles to bring hope, help and the love of Jesus. If you would like to bring hope to the weary, join Love Acadiana as we serve with Eight Days of Hope for Make-a-Difference Monday on Memorial Day, May 31*. For more information and to sign up, click here.

*If you can’t make it on May 31 or would like to help more than just that day, Eight Days of Hope can use your help any time until June 12. You can also register for other days at that same link.

For More Volunteer Opportunities in Lake Charles, click here.

 

SAVE THE DATE: CITY-WIDE SERVE DAY JULY 10

Details coming soon!

2021 SATURDAY SERVE Days Recap:

April 3 – New Iberia

This month, we’re joining forces with OSC–New Iberia to host a Community Easter EGGSPLOSION! Please join us at West End Park on Saturday, April 3 at 8 a.m. as we bless the children and families of the city with an egg hunt, candy, snowballs and lots of fun! All ages and skill levels are welcome. You can help by serving as an event volunteer or even donating candy. For more details and to sign-up, click here.

 

March 20 – St. Martinville

Join us in St. Martinville at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, 3/20, as we blitz Adam Carlson Park! We look forward to partnering with OSC-Broussard Campus, St. Martinville city representatives and volunteers like YOU to perform several improvement projects. All ages and skill levels are welcome, but please sign up. We can’t wait to serve alongside you, doing exactly as Jesus spent His time doing – serving others. “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.” – Matthew 28:20. For more details and to sign-up, click here.

 

February 6 – Sweet on SWLA Furniture Giveaway

Thanks to all who helped us give away office furniture in Lake Charles on Feb. 6! It was a huge success, with 14 churches coming together to bless more than 100 hurricane survivors’ families. AMAZING!

 

Join Ongoing Hurricane & Flood Relief Efforts

Love Acadiana is collaborating with teams of faith-based organizations and churches throughout the state and country to provide disaster relief in Southwest Louisiana after the devastating hurricanes of 2020. Our partners at SWLA Responds are overseeing volunteer efforts. To help in SWLA submit a volunteer form here.

To learn about volunteer opportunities in the Acadiana area, submit your info here:

 

Serve with Us on Future Projects

Stay tuned for upcoming opportunities

If you’re not on our text list, text loveacadiana to 81411. We’ll let you know via text when new opportunities are scheduled.