Disaster Preparedness & Recovery
PSL Disaster Preparedness & Recovery Team
Rebecca Lovingood & Dan Wally Lang, co-chairs
Robert J Bennett
SPDR’s 12 Steps to Church Disaster Preparedness Plan
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:
Berean, New Orleans
St. Andrews, Lake Charles
PSL offices in Baton Rouge
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.
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.