Hurricane Ida Information Page
September 1: Here is the latest on recovery resources from the Mayor's Office of Baton Rouge:
- List of open grocery stores: EBR (August 31) and Regional Parishes (non EBR, September 1)
- You can view open pharmacies here: http://rxopen.org/
- RX Open - Rx Open provides information on the operating status of healthcare facilities in areas impacted by a disaster. Users can use the Facilities map to search for individual facility status when the map is active for an event.
- You can view open gas stations here: https://www.gasbuddy.com/
- GasBuddy – finding exclusive deals for gas and which stations are open. To view locations with fuel on a map, you can visit their Tracker Map, which allows a user to zoom in and out of the Baton Rouge area.
- You can request support in yard clean up or volunteer to clean up yards here: https://crisiscleanup.org/
- Crisis Clean-up - Crisis Cleanup is a collaborative disaster work order management platform that improves coordination, reduces duplication of efforts, improves efficiency, and improves volunteers' experience
Another running list of open and available resources, including grocery stores, restaurants, gas stations and pharmacies:
This list is community-generated so you can add resources by following this link:https://airtable.com/shrRNCiamlEluXBAw
Finally, the Mayor's Office has two community recharge stations open from 12 pm- 6 pm today:
Together Baton Rouge
August 30: Pastoral Letter from Fr Tommy
Dear Beloved of St. Margaret's,
I offer prayers and love to you all as the people of our state begin to recover from yesterday's hurricane and its ongoing impact on our community.
I have asked our Pastoral Care Team members to contact members of our church to check in with each of you, but if you need any assistance before the team contacts you, please text or call me at 225-933-3288.
You might wonder what can be done now. For now, the greatest gift you can give to others is to check in with one another, check-in with your neighbor, serve when opportunities are presented, stay safe and rested... your energy and health will be crucial to the recovery of our community in the weeks to come.
I spoke with our Junior Warden, Ronny Daley, who surveyed the church property, and the buildings are safe and secure. But as with all storms, we have debris all over the church parking lot, sidewalks, windows, and yard.
Ronny invites you to the church this Saturday, September 4, at 9 am for a community clean-up effort. Bring your power blowers, rakes, and gloves. Ronny will bring bags, water, and snacks. You can reach out to him to let him know if you will come to church this Saturday by texting or calling 225-324-1609.
I am grateful that Mother Jane-Allison Wiggin will be the presider and preacher this Sunday at the 8 and 10 am masses. I also offer thanksgiving for Fr Ron Clingenpeel's presence with our community this summer during the clergy renewal.
I look forward to being back with you when the clergy renewal time ends on September 8 and my first Sunday back with you on September 12.
May God's peace and love be with all of you.
God, our strong deliverer, as we go through the trials of life, strengthen those who are weary, encourage those in despair, and help us to feel your presence in all times and in all things. In the name of your Son, Jesus Christ, who suffered as we do. Amen.
-Adapted from Grace Cathedral's Prayers for Difficult Times