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Hurricane Laura victim gives away her emergency relief

Blog Team
Sep 24, 2020

In the wake of Hurricane Laura, Sue was grateful for the help she received … but she’s decided to give some of it away.

“I appreciate all of this,” Sue said. “We appreciate all the towels, paper towels, the water, and everything. It means a great deal to us that people still care.”

We’ve changed Sue’s name in order to keep her anonymous and respect her privacy during this hard time. But she wanted to let everyone know that she was humbled by the fact that people she hadn’t met sent emergency relief in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura. There’s one item she received that she isn’t planning on keeping, though.

“This Bible …” Sue said as she pulled a brand-new copy out of her bucket full of supplies. “There’s a gentleman down the road that doesn’t know the Lord. We’ve been giving meals to him when we [see] him. We’re going to pass this Bible onto him, and hopefully he will let the Lord speak to him through it.”

After Hurricane Laura ravaged the Gulf Coast, Sue had no idea how her family and her neighborhood would deal with the wreckage.

“Our yard is so bad, it overwhelmed me and my husband. We were trying to figure out how we were going to do it,” she said.

Even though her family had worries of their own, when Sue received help and hope, she immediately wanted to bless someone else.

Because of generous people like you, Hurricane Laura victims got vital essentials like clean water, food, hygiene kits, and more.

Whether it’s a hurricane, earthquake, or man-made crisis — disasters rip apart communities and lives. But you can be a lifeline during unthinkable tragedy.

When you give disaster relief, you will help make sure emergency aid arrives on the ground as soon as the storm or crisis has swept through. You will be the immediate help and continuous hope people need to survive.

Take it from Sue when she says there are still people like you who are being the hands of feet of Jesus: “Even though there is a lot of evil in this world, there is still a remnant of God’s people that’s caring and willing to do His will, so we appreciate it.”

When disaster strikes, the ability to respond immediately can be the difference between life and death. Hurricane season isn’t over yet, and who knows when the next natural disaster or crisis will be?

But by giving today, you can help ensure your gift of disaster relief is one of the first to arrive whenever families are hurting.

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