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Hurricane Laura Relief

In response to Hurricane Laura, Our Savior’s Church is partnering with Love Acadiana and Eight Days of Hope in cooperation with many Louisiana churches to provide relief and assistance to those affected by this devastating storm.

We would love for you to join us as we serve on the front lines to repair roofs, cut down trees, and most of all minister to the people of the Lake Charles and surrounding areas. We are fortunate to partner with these and many other disaster relief experts who can properly direct you and our serve teams with excellence. 

For info about our SUPPLY DRIVE (Mon-Thurs, Sept 14-17), click here.

Saturday Serve Day

Join us as we serve the Lake Charles area with Eight Days of Hope! Click here to register, and choose Saturday 9/19, 9/26 and/or 10/3. Be sure to enter your church campus or organization name in the appropriate box so we’ll know you’re coming. Volunteers must be 18 years old. (Ages 13 up can join the Yard Cleanup team below).

Chainsaw & Yardwork Team
(Tue & Thu)

Eight Days of Hope Team
(Daily Thru Oct. 3)

Yard Cleanup Team
(Ages 13 & Up)

Chainsaw Team

Join OSC pastors and staff on Tuesday or Thursday as we serve our Church of the King family in Lake Charles, chainsawing trees, tarping roofs and cleaning up debris in yards. (Led by Lafayette Campus leaders on 9/22Broussard Campus leaders on 9/24)

  • Bring your chainsaw, heavy equipment or just willing hands & heart to help us clean up yards.
  • Chainsaw operators will be safely separated from yard cleanup workers.
  • Address / meeting place will be emailed day prior to workday.
  • 18 & older only

Eight Days of Hope Team

Join us as we partner with Eight Days of Hope to serve people in Jennings, Lake Charles and surrounding areas.

  • Opportunities for chainsaw operators, roof tarping, debris cleanup
  • Tools provided but yours are helpful, too
  • 18 & older only

Yard Cleanup Team

  • Take day trips with our leaders to bless neighborhoods in the Lake Charles area by cleaning limbs and debris from yards.
  • 13 & older (Minors must be accompanied by an adult).
  • Saturday, September 12
  • Saturday, September 19
  • Saturday, September 26
  • Saturday, October 3

(choose any or all days)

Saturday Serve Days

  • We’ll meet at Our Savior’s Church in Jennings to join Eight Days of Hope Rapid Response Team as they cut trees, work in yards, homes, and bring hope to our neighbors who desperately need it. Here’s what you need to know: (Once you sign up, Eight Days of Hope will directly communicate with you, too.)

    If you are driving, we encourage you to fill up before Crowley due to the damage closer to Lake Charles.

    What is the cost to attend? It is free! We provide the food, too. We just ask that you show up with a willing heart to serve. Eight Days of Hope relies on churches, businesses, individuals, and our volunteers for donations.

    Do I have to bring my own food? No. When serving with Eight Days of Hope, they provide all meals. The only expense you will have is your travel to the event and back home.

    What kind of work will we be doing? The primary work will be cleaning up debris, muck outs, tree work, and assisting families with whatever they need.

    Should we bring tools? Yes! Please bring any tools that you can, especially those that you would anticipate using for cleaning debris or tree work.

    Can we bring our youth group or our children? No, during Rapid Response trips we require everyone to be 18 years or older. If you arrive with a child younger than 18, they will not be able to volunteer.

    What is a typical day serving with Eight Days of Hope? Breakfast will start at 6:30 am. We will spend 10-15 minutes together with a special time of worship and devotion before we head out to help the families. Lunch will be delivered or taken to the job sites by the volunteers. Dinner will begin at 6:00 pm for anyone who chooses to stay. Please advise your crew leader during the day if you will not stay for dinner, so food is not wasted.

    What times can we arrive to “check-in” to Eight Days of Hope and where do we go? The check-in area will be open at 7:00 am at Our Savior’s Church Jennings –1622 S Lake Arthur Ave., Jennings, LA 70546.

    What else can we do to prepare?

    1. Please pray for the families that were affected and that God would move mightily through His people over the next three weeks. 2
    2. Volunteer! If you are reading this, you are doing that! Thank you!
    3. Give. You can donate on this page to help all our disaster relief efforts, or if you’d like to donate directly to Eight Days of Hope, you can give specifically on their page.

    What should I bring/wear?

    • Eight Days of Hope Rapid Response t-shirt if you have one. If not, one will be provided.
    • Masks
    • Jeans, Good working shoes
    • Gloves
    • Bible
    • Bottled water
    • If you have any additional questions, please email rapidresponse@eightdaysofhope.com or call 662-255-7565.

    Love Acadiana Saturday Serve Days are currently scheduled for Saturday, September 19, 26 and October 3. When you register on the Eight Days of Hope signup, choose one or all of those dates and put your organization/church campus when prompted so we’ll know you’re coming.

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