To my brothers and sisters in the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana,

I am grateful to God for our safety as well as your eagerness to respond to those in need. As I hear from our neighbors to the west, wind damage is far greater than the anticipated storm surge. In this early stage of need, the quickest and most impactful response is to send money. The infrastructure on the ground cannot support volunteers at this time. Monetary donations can be sent to our diocesan office or Episcopal Relief and Development for direct disbursement. Gift cards should be sent to the Diocese of Western Louisiana or donations through their online link listed below. Supporting the needs of our neighbors through monetary donations ensures their ability to respond effectively.

The Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana
1623 Seventh Street, New Orleans, LA 70115

Episcopal Relief and Development
P.O. Box 7058, Merrifield, VA 22116-7058
Online Donation

The Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana
PO Box 4330, Pineville, LA 71361
Online Donation

I ask that you continue to pray for the safety and strength of those affected at this time. We are a people of hope and we must never forget that.

May God protect those in harms way and bring them to safety.

Prayerfully,

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

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