Flood Relief

Dear friends,

First of all, I want to extend my deepest thanks for the ministry that you continue to provide to the survivors of the recent floods. As your bishop, I am so grateful to walk through this time with you as we do our best to meet the needs of those who have lost so much.

The leadership and dedication that you provide as clergy and laity is a beacon of hope in the midst of a difficult time. You are truly the hands of feet of Christ to those whom you serve.

We appreciate the messages of prayers and support we have received from throughout the Church. Many people are asking what they can do to help now. The most helpful thing to do is to make a monetary donation to flood relief. This will help us provide assistance quickly. There are several options below.  You will also find several resources where you can sign up to volunteer with the flood relief.

Please contact me if you have any questions and you remain in my prayers.

Faithfully yours,
The Rt. Rev. Morris K. Thompson, Jr.
Bishop of Louisiana

Flood Response Coordinator

The Very Rev. Dr. Roman Roldan is serving as the Diocesan Flood Response Coordinator. He is the point person to match volunteers and donations with needs in the flood zone. Please contact him at frroldan@gmail.com.

Financial Support

Episcopal Relief and Development US Disaster Relief Fund

We have received an emergency assistance grant from Episcopal Relief and Development so our churches in the flood area can assist the most vulnerable people in their communities. A nationwide campaign has been launched to raise more funds for Gulf Coast flood relief. Please consider making a donation to Episcopal Relief and Development to support this important work. http://www.episcopalrelief.org/us-disaster-fund

Bishop’s Professional Fund for Flood Relief

The Bishop’s office is accepting donations  to assist flood victims. Please make your checks payable to The Bishop’s Professional Fund earmarked 2016 Flood Relief. You can send them to:

Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana
1623 Seventh St.
New Orleans, LA 70115

Donate by Credit Card Here


Thank you for helping us provide flood relief to the thousands of people who were affected by the August 2016 flooding in Louisiana. Our diocese is partnering with Episcopal Relief & Development to address ongoing needs. Currently, we are in the clean-up and gutting phase of our recovery.

More information and online volunteer forms can be found here

Volunteer & Homeowner Forms; Protocol & Guidelines for Gutting Houses

Resources for Flood Victims



Together Baton Rouge Flood Damage Survey: http://togetherbr.nationbuilder.com/floodsurvey


Budgeting After a Disaster
Cleanup & Rebuilding



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