**News flash! Our phone and internet are now working, you can call our regular number, 337-439-7436**

Catholic Charities of Southwest Louisiana was blessed to be protected from any major damage from Hurricane Laura so that we can stay open and be of service to the people of Southwest Louisiana. We were able to open the day after the storm and begin helping people who were still here in Lake Charles.  We have been able to deliver over 470 pallets worth of materials to 20 different locations throughout the Diocese. Pallets included things like food, water, cleaning buckets, cleaning supplies, diapers, etc. We have been helping with hotel vouchers, receiving and delivering basic supplies, and are just beginning some basic case management to help to support families that have been impacted by Hurricane Laura. We are committed to continuing to serve the evolving needs of the Community. 

If you would like to cook hot meals or bring donations please email [email protected]

If you would like information on hurricane relief in the Diocese please text Hurricane to 84576.

All donations received will be used for the continued outreach and operations of Catholic Charities of Southwest Louisiana, which includes, but is not limited to direct services for the poor such as rent, utilities, food, housing, and other basic needs. Donations specified for Hurricane Laura relief will be used to aid the poor in the Southwest Louisiana Community who have been impacted by the storm.

 

 

 

 

Please call our main line 337-439-7436 for assistance. If you would like to donate, you can do so by clicking the Donate Now button, or sending a check to 1225 2nd Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601. Thank you for your generous support.

**Laundry Services Available**

Please come to Catholic Charities at 1225 2nd Street between 8:30am and 9:00am, Monday through Friday, to either schedule an appointment to do your own laundry or to receive a voucher. Please stay in your car. Please Turn on First Avenue from Broad and then turn right on Second Street and then right into the first entrance into Catholic Charities. We will only make appointments in-person and give vouchers in-person.
 
We are grateful to CCUSA for lending us their Laundry Disaster Mobile Response unit!
 

 

Prayer for the Recovery of the Diocese of Lake Charles
following Hurricane Laura
 

Heavenly Father, Who willed that the fallen hut of David be rebuilt; that Your people return from exile to repopulate their lands, rebuild Jerusalem and restore the Temple; that Your Son, Jesus Christ, would be the new temple and that He would build a new Jerusalem, firmly set on the twelve apostles of the Lamb; look, Gracious Creator, upon our devastation now in the Diocese of Lake Charles and along the coast; rouse up in the hearts of many good and faithful workers the courage, perseverance, and fortitude to bring Your task to a successful completion, where what is recovered will give Your name glory and be protected from the onslaught of the Devil; put to flight lethargy of spirit and fortify our wills so that the good works of Your faithful people will be seen as fulfilling Your work; grant us understanding, God of all light and reason, so that we will comprehend Your ways and see in every suffering and tribulation an occasion to embrace Your will and grow in love for You. Grant, loving Father, through that same Jesus Christ, our Lord, all these prayers by the intercession of Our Lady Star of the Sea, You, who live and reign in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.  Amen.

The Most Reverend Glen John Provost
Bishop of Lake Charles 
On the occasion of Hurricane Laura
August 27, 2020

 

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