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Disaster Preparedness & Recovery

PSL Disaster Preparedness & Recovery Team

Rebecca Lovingood & Dan Wally Lang, co-chairs

Doug Walker

Robert J Bennett

Leslie Mansell

Hurricane Kits Across PSL

Kits including a solar panel and battery system for charging phones and other small devices, as well as other emergency supplies are located across the presbytery. These kits may be moved to wherever the need is across our region. Their current locations are: 

Faith, Harvey

Berean, New Orleans


First, Hammond

First, Lafayette 

St. Andrews, Lake Charles

PSL offices in Baton Rouge

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Long Term Recovery Teams

Lake Charles Team (Hurricanes Laura & Delta): Continuing to provide housing, utilities and rent assistance, food and clothing assistance, and much more.  

Bayou Region Team (Hurricane Ida): Recently awarded a PDA National Recovery Grant to support disaster case management providers from impacted communities to more equitably connect survivors with recovery resources. In addition, the grant will provide funding for rebuild/construction costs & building supplies.

New Orleans Region Team (Hurricane Ida): Preparing a PDA National Recovery Grant Application to support ongoing recovery needs in the region.

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Synod Partnership for Disaster Recovery (SPDR)

PSL is a covenant partner of the Synod Partnership for Disaster Recovery, a four-year pilot initiative with the 11 presbyteries of the Synod of the Sun and Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. 

SPDR serves to increase the 4Cs – Cooperation, Communication, Coordination, and Collaboration – among the covenant partners before, during and after disaster events.

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