(Photo: Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders Volunteer Coordinator Mary Glover with “Miss Elgie)
The Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders’ ongoing work to help Louisiana residents in the Livingston Parish area who are still dealing with the effects of last year’s historic flooding is getting a huge boost from the United Church of Christ Disaster Ministries. The Disaster ReBuilders are working to help residents who have been unable to get help repairing flood damage through conventional means — such as insurance, government assistance or access to fair lines of credit. Priority is given to the elderly, handicapped, veterans and single parent families.
The United Church of Christ’s website features an article on a 90-year-old woman who had to be rescued from the home where she lived alone during last year’s flood. Hers is the first home repaired with help from UCC volunteers.