We’re Better Together: Shreveport Church Raises Donations for Hurricane Ida Victims
SHREVEPORT, Louisiana (KTAL / KMSS) – Praise Temple Baptist Church is collecting donations from the community to send to the victims of Hurricane Ida in southern Louisiana.
They have partnered with Cumulus Media to spread the word.
“We reached out and promoted doing live liners, doing promotions, asking the public for help; with the sponsors and everyone lined up and helped us. It’s a good thing, ”said Rosie James, General Sales Manager for Cumulus Media.
They also collect water, clothes and toiletries.
“We mostly need cleaning supplies because the water has really destroyed a lot of houses,” said James, adding that the houses were filled with mold from the storm.
Praise Temple Church CEO Bishop Lawrence Brandon said supplies will go directly to New Orleans city hall so those who need them most are sure to get them.
“Love is action.” Brandon said: “Words are simple if there is no behavior to follow.”
Herman Becknell, who has donated several cases of bottled water, says it feels good to give back.
“God has us here to help people in need. “
It’s safe to say the mission is clear.
“The Lord Jesus says love your neighbor and that’s what we do. We love our neighbor, ”Brandon said.
Donations can be dropped off at Praise Temple Baptist Church on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.