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Disaster Date:08/29/2021

Grand Isle, LA – RV


What Happened

Hurricane Ida struck Louisiana on August 29, 2021, as a Category 4 hurricane. This hurricane hit with 140+ sustained winds and significant storm surge damage. It was reported that 100 percent of Grand Isle’s structures were damaged, and around 40-50 percent of structures were completely destroyed.

Volunteer in Grand Isle, LA – RV

What MDS Is Doing

RV sites have electric (30 and 50-amp), water, and sewer hookups available.

MDS was invited by the Bayou Community foundation and Catholic Charities to provide volunteer labor for repairs to existing homes.


Grand Isle is a Louisiana town on a narrow barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico. The population is just over 1,000 people. Grand Isle is primarily a blue collar tourist destination, however it is also home to some residents who have lived in the area for generations. Recognizing this is an area that is driven by tourism, the community realized how vital it is to have affordable housing for the individuals who grew up in the area and work retail and service work jobs. Grand Isle has a humid subtropical climate with mild winters and hot/humid summers.

Weekly Reports

Grand Isle, LA – RV – Jan. 8-14, 2022

Work has begun on Grand Isle, LA.  Our volunteer RVers arrived the weekend of January 7 and 8.  They are Agnes and Bernie Marten from Manitoba,  Nancy and Bruce Shields from TX, Clark and Margaret Upton from Oregon, Ken and Rita Wolf from Iowa,...