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Disaster Date:08/26/2020

Welsh, LA – RV


What Happened

Hurricane Laura struck Louisiana on August 26, 2020 as a Category 4 hurricane. This hurricane was the tenth-strongest U.S. hurricane landfall by wind speed on record, with peak winds of 150 mph. On October 9, 2020 Hurricane Delta struck Louisiana in the same areas that were significantly affected by Hurricane Laura. Many homeowners had not returned home yet from evacuating from Hurricane Laura, and many homes still had tarps on their roofs from Laura.

Volunteer in Welsh, LA – RV

What MDS Is Doing

MDS was invited by the Southern Mutual Help Association and a few other partner organizations to provide volunteer labor for repairs to existing homes with the possibility of finishing new builds.

Volunteers will be staying at RV sites. All of the sites have electric (30 and 50-amp), water, and sewer hookups available.

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Welsh is located in Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana. The town has a population of approximately 3,000 people and has over 350,000 acres of farmland, with the most significant crops being soybeans, rice and crawfish. Welsh is about 12 miles from Jennings, LA and around 18 miles from Lake Charles, LA which are 2 other locations that MDS has responses.

Weekly Reports

Welsh, LA – RV – Dec. 4-10, 2022

This week in Welsh was full of a lot of ups and downs!!!!  On Monday and Tuesday , we finished the floor in the utility room, set and cleaned the toilet, ran the water lines under the house and installed new plumbing under the house.  We painted...

Welsh, LA – RV – Nov. 27-Dec. 3, 2022

It has been another busy and productive week here is SW Louisiana!  We started our Monday with a heart tug…..we had a dog show up in our campground and were immediately all in love with him.  There were many thoughts about taking him home. ...

Welsh, LA – RV – Oct. 30 – Nov. 5

Oh, what a week it has been in SW Louisiana!!!! We are still working on Brandalyn’s house in Elton.  We finished the drywall in the kitchen, drywalled the ceiling in the bath and framed and insulated for the tub enclosure.  We installed...

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