Hurricane Laura Relief

Hurricane Laura Disaster DamageBuildings and homes were damaged after Hurricane Laura made landfall near Lake Charles, La., on Thursday. Photo credit: David J. Phillip/AP

Hurricane Laura Disaster Damage Hurricane Laura Disaster Damage

Hurricane Laura made landfall in Cameron, Louisiana last Thursday, 27 AUG 2020. The storm was one of the strongest on record to ever hit the US and left a path of destruction that is unimaginable.

Many towns such as Vinton, Louisiana are without power and water. Most of the residents have either lost their homes or they have been severely damaged. It will take 2 months to have power restored.

St. John’s MCC is collaborating with other organizations to continue to provide support for Southwester Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura. We are still accepting supply donations. 

  • Bottled water
  • Gallons of water
  • Shelf stable foods (ready to eat preferred)
  • Tarps
  • Flashlights (w/ batteries)

We are also coordinating another mission trip to assist with cleanup and rebuilding. For more information on this effort or to volunteer, please click here.

See the links below to sign up or to donate.


Please tap the "Hurricane Laura" fund.

Donate Water or Supplies

With no running water, bottled water is in great demand. We are going to fill a box truck with water to deliver this weekend.

You can drop water donations off at the church this week 9a-7p.

Supply Donation

Volunteer Donation Sorting/Packing

If you would like to help with donation sorting or packing at the church, please click the link below to let us know you are interested.


Driver Volunteer

Deliver donation to Louisiana

If you are willing to help with driving the donations to Vinton, Louisiana, please click the link below. Valid Driver’s License required.


Email for more information

Message from the Senior Pastor

As many of you may know, my family lives in Vinton, Louisiana. My family made it through the storm alive which is the most important thing. Like most of the people in Vinton and surrounding areas, they have lost their homes, most of their belongings, and in many cases their livelihoods.

The storm’s devastation was so widespread that finding shelter is very difficult. My dad has slept in his truck many nights and others are sleeping in makeshift houses with tarps and whatever they can find to create shelter.

My heart goes out to everyone in Southwest Louisiana and Southeast Texas that are trying to put the pieces back together. Please consider supporting this cause to help families like mine find hope and survive in the coming weeks.

God of Unconditional Love, grant your everlasting Peace. Amen.

Rev. Vance Haywood
Senior Pastor
St. John’s Metropolitan Community Church