In 1998 Rolling Hills became the disaster relief coordinating agency for the Louisiana Baptist Convention in North Central Louisiana. This work is done in cooperation with the North American Mission Board. Since that time, the ministry has trained over 1,000 disaster relief volunteers. Rolling Hills Ministries has several units in its disaster fleet including a mobile feeding unit that can produce 25,000 meals per day. In 2002, volunteers with the Rolling Hills’ Feeding Unit responded to Houma, LA and produced 101,000 meals. After September 11, 2001 Rolling Hills sent five teams to work in New York City. In 2004, Rolling Hills’ Feeding Unit was activated to Alabama and Florida. During that activation over 75,000 meals were prepared.
As a result of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005 more than 226,000 meals were produced on the Rolling Hills Unit. The most recent activation of the ministry’s feeding unit was in September 2008. It was activated to Lafayette and Sulfur following Hurricanes Gustav and Ike. During this six week activation over 95,000 meals were produced. In 2009 the ministry added two more units to its disaster fleet including a 40 KW Generator and a Shower Trailer.
What does this mean? It means that your financial gifts and volunteering are needed and appreciated more than you may realize. It also means that we need to always be prepared by having the financial resources on hand when the next disaster strikes. In preparation for that time, Rolling Hills has established a designated "Disaster Relief Fund." The money contributed to this fund will be used only for disaster relief response needs. If you would like to help us prepare to meet future disaster needs, please mark your contribution "Disaster Relief Fund." Remember, all gifts are tax-deductible. If you would like more information about how you can become involved, please click here.
News posted on this page will be in regards to disaster relief activations. This will include stage of the alert, destination and team rotations. When Rolling Hills Disaster Units are activated this page will be updated every 24 hours.
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