FBNO teams volunteering for the cleanup effort in Baton Rouge are serving referrals from churches and agencies in the Baton Rouge area. Because we are not on the ground every day, and we want people to be served as quickly as possible, we are not currently handling referrals for projects. If you or friends or family members are in need of assistance in mudding out your home, we encourage you to fill out applications for assistance through one or more of the following organizations:
- LSU BCM
- The LSU BCM is offering assistance through Louisiana Baptist Disaster Relief. Access their webpage on Louisiana flooding disaster relief at https://louisianabaptists.org/disasterrelief#propertyowner
- Scroll down until you see “Looking for a form? Find them here,” written in black letters. Directly below will be blue hypertext that says, “Property Owner Request for Assistance Form.” Click this link, which will bring you further down the page to a section entitled, “Property Owner Assistance.”
- There will be a blue, rectangular button entitled “Property Owner Request for Assistance Form.” Click this link, which will open a document that you need to print and fill out. You can turn this form into any of the nine churches listed below the blue, rectangular button on the previous page.
- Baptist Association of Greater Baton Rouge
- Access their webpage at http://www.bagbr.org/
- In the middle column of the site, there will be a link to apply for assistance. Click this link, entitled “Assessment Form—Fill out this form.” Fill out the required information, and the Baptist Association will contact you to assess how they can help you begin the cleanup and recovery.
- New Orleans Baptist Association
- Call 504-282-1428
- Samaritan’s Purse
- Samaritan’s Purse has set up a site in East Baton Rouge Parish at Greenwood Springs Baptist Church. Homeowners can either call the phone number to request assistance, or you can travel to the church to work with volunteers there to assess your home and get a work order written up. The address is as follows:
Greenwell Springs Baptist Church
19421 Greenwell Springs Road
Greenwell Springs, LA 70739
Homeowner Phone: 985-402-4350
Fill out an application on each site. If you don’t receive help in the next few days, please contact us and we will try to help facilitate a response.
Thank you for your patience. Our strategy continues to change as we have more volunteers and become more aware of ways that we can help. Keep updated by following us on Facebook (firstbaptistneworleans) or twitter (@fbnola) -- or by checking for updates to our disaster relief update blog at fbno.org/disaster-relief-updates
When you do receive help through one of these organizations, please contact the other agencies to remove your name from their lists. Doing so will help prevent a bottleneck of services for other residents.