Jennings, LA

Disaster Date: 08/26/2020
Project Status: Active
Project Needs: Both major and minor repairs on existing homes
What Happened:

Hurricane Laura struck Louisiana on August 26, 2020 as a Category 4 hurricane. This hurricane was the tenth-strongest U.S. hurricane landfall by wind speed on record, with peak winds of 150 mph.

On October 9, 2020 Hurricane Delta struck Louisiana in the same areas that were significantly affected by Hurricane Laura. Many homeowners had not returned home yet from evacuating from Hurricane Laura, and many homes still had tarps on their roofs from Laura.

This area was also impacted by the Freeze of 2021 where many exposed pipes were frozen and then in May of 2021 received over 15 inches of rain.

What MDS Is Doing:

MDS volunteers will be staying at Jennings Church of Christ in Jennings, LA. MDS has been invited by the Southwest Louisiana Long Term Recovery Group, Southern Mutual Help Association (SMHA), and a few other partner organizations to provide volunteer labor in both major and minor repairs on existing homes.

Work will primarily be roofing, soffit, and facia repair, ceiling drywall repair and finishing, flooring, installing cabinets, and occasional painting.

Most of the Early Response Tree Clean up, mucking out, and tarping has been completed, but with multiple storms there may be periodic ERT work to complete.

Quick Stats

Welcome to Jennings

Physical Address 
Jennings Church of Christ
1812 N Cutting Ave
Jennings, LA 70546

Mailing Address 
Jennings Church of Christ
1812 N Cutting Ave
Jennings, LA 70546

(717) 682-3943 (Office Manager)
(717) 383-8974 (Project Director)

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