Latest Updates

  • Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré urges FEMA to take care of climate refugees
    Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré (Ret.) published this opinion in The Hill about the importance of FEMA taking care of climate refugees rather than charging them rent. In the state of Louisiana, which has been ravaged by hurricanes over the last two years, thousands of residents have been forced into climate […]
  • Resilient Rebuilding in Lake Charles featured on KPLC News
    We are proud to share that our efforts to promote resilient rebuilding in Lake Charles through the Disaster Justice Network have been recognized on local news!
  • Resilient Disaster Rebuild Techniques
    Check out our Housing page for a plethora of resources for resilient rebuilding! We have reports on mold eradication, high wind protections, roof rebuilding, and wet floodproofing. Our volunteers have been referencing these reports as they set out to help rebuild!
  • Supporting DJN Partner Felicia Collins
    It is with heavy hearts we share that one of our DJN colleagues, Felicia Collins, who has been on the front lines in serving the Lake Charles community and the surrounding region after Hurricane Laura and the winter storms, lost her husband to COVID-19 yesterday. While working to give bicycles to […]
  • FEMA Funeral Assistance Program
    Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA will provide financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. Starting April 12, 2021, you can contact the COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line Number to apply for funds: […]
  • Upcoming FEMA Webinars on Hazard Mitigation Strategies
    FEMA is hosting free webinars on hazard mitigation in the upcoming weeks. Click on the links below to register. Tuesday, March 16 10am CDT – Using Water Resistant Building Materials – Learn the benefits of using water resistant materials to make repairs. 2pm CDT – National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) – What is the National […]
  • “Several Perfect Storms”: SunSpots podcast features DJN partner Nanette Cagney
    Nanette Cagney, pastor of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Lake Charles, shares the challenges the Lake Charles region is facing and the growing need for volunteers to help with rebuilding on Synod of the Sun’s podcast SunSpots. Working with the Disaster Justice Network, Rev. Cagney is a vital part of the […]
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Data Guide
    We have developed a guide to the RWJF Data, which addresses how to access and utilize the county health ranking data to build resilient communities. You can download it here: The health data sources in this collection range from public health and social service agencies to hospitals and insurers, and include multiple […]
  • More Supplies Delivered to Lake Charles!
    An amazing group of folks came together at the end of February to off load a tractor trailer of 25 pallets of supplies, blankets, baby kits, school kits, hygiene kits and more. A network of friends utilized a loaned forklift, strong arms and distribution channels to get all of these resources out […]
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