Emergency fund launched for Louisiana flood relief


EPNewsBatonRougeFloodReliefIn response to unprecedented flooding in southern Louisiana, the EPC has launched an emergency relief fund to help meet the affected population. Donations to the fund will be sent to First Presbyterian Church in Baton Rouge and other EPC churches ministering to the thousands of people displaced by flooding in the region.

On August 14, CNN was reporting that at least three people had lost their lives and one was missing. Tens of thousands of people had been forced from their homes, and more than 7,000 had been evacuated.

Gerrit Dawson, Pastor of First Baton Rouge, said that rising water had inundated neighborhoods that previously had never flooded. “It is devastating,” he said. “This will take years to mend, but it could be a great opportunity to work for reconciliation in our community,” he said.

Click here to donate online (Choose “Emergency Relief” from the first pulldown menu and “Baton Rouge Flood Relief (504)” from the second pulldown menu,) or make check payable to Evangelical Presbyterian Church and designated “Baton Rouge Flood Relief,” and send to:

Evangelical Presbyterian Church
17197 N. Laurel Park Dr., Suite 567
Livonia, MI 48152

Thank you for helping provide relief to those in need.

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