Gulf Coast region recovering from Isaac

Updated: World Vision has launched a multi-state disaster response effort targeting Louisiana and Mississippi.

By Kathryn Reid and Eugene Lee, World Vision U.S.
Published September 4, 2012 at 12:00am PDT

Caleb Scott, 4, holds a World Vision Family Food Kit. During Hurricane Isaac, Caleb's family lost all of their food because of a power outage. (Photo: Laura Reinhardt/World Vision)World Vision has launched a multi-state disaster response effort targeting children and families impacted by Tropical Storm Isaac in Louisiana and Mississippi.

Ready to respond

From World Vision’s domestic disaster headquarters near Dallas, Texas, pre-positioned relief supplies were deployed to areas hit hardest by the storm.

“World Vision is able to mobilize quickly because our teams partner with churches and organizations already in the path of the storm,” says Phyllis Freeman, World Vision’s domestic disaster director. 

Supplies available to be distributed include blankets, flood clean-up kits, personal hygiene kits, and family food kits.

Carribean nations recovering

Isaac also wreaked havoc in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, killing at least 21 people  and forcing thousands to evacuate. World Vision is delivering basic supplies to families in shelters in its service area.

How you can help

Pray for children, families, and communities in the path of the storm. Pray that the damage would be minimal and that those impacted by the storm would find the help they require.

Make a one-time donation to World Vision’s U.S. Disaster Response Fund. Your gift will help us respond quickly and effectively to emergencies right here in the United States, like Hurricane Isaac. Or, text "GIVEUSA" to 777444 to make a $10 donation to World Vision's disaster response.