A disaster relief ministry plans to stay put for a few more weeks in hard-hit Louisiana.
Steve Tylor, who leads Eight Days of Hope, says the ministry planned to work in the Lake Charles area (pictured above) for three weeks after its crews showed up once Hurricane Laura moved through August 27.
“Because of so many volunteers wanting to come, and because it's been so busy for us, we just announced that we're going to be in Lake Charles until October third now," Tybor told American Family Radio this week.
That extension means the ministry has added two more weeks to its commitment to Lake Charles, which means the volunteer-run organization will remain in the area for nearly six weeks.
Volunteering for an Eight Days mission trip has become a popular mission opportunity for many families but the hurricane-battered area was declared a disaster area which limits volunteers to age 18 and above.
Eight Days of Hope is currently set up in nearby Jennings, Louisiana.
"There is no power still in Lake Charles," said Tybor. "As you know, it's not in the news anymore, and there's a lot going on with the election, a pandemic, and the NFL is starting this weekend, so we're all distracted by things in life, but boy, the situation down here is dire. It really is."