New Orleans Tornado Response

On February 7, the strongest tornado ever recorded in the New Orleans area cut a wide path of destruction, and the EFCA is responding to those in need.

Feb 11, 2017

The EF3 (Enhanced Fujita scale) tornado damaged or destroyed hundreds of homes, creating a massive field of debris and leaving hundreds of post-Katrina survivor families reeling from disaster. It’s hard to fathom the damage of this event alone, but to know this neighborhood sat for six weeks under 5 feet of muddy, murky water after Hurricane Katrina in August of 2005 makes it that much harder to comprehend. For the second time in 12 years, these homeowners face the trauma of losing everything and will struggle once again to rebuild their homes and lives.

Assessment teams are already on the ground and praying with homeowners. The ReachGlobal Crisis Response Trauma Care team will arrive soon to help process with those impacted by the storm. Many have never truly dealt with the trauma from Hurricane Katrina. It has been determined that volunteer teams will be needed to help with recovery efforts.

Join the recovery efforts

Join ReachGlobal Crisis Response and Urban Impact Ministries as we seek to share Christ’s love in the wake of this recent event.


  • For the many families affected by this tornado and facing the uncertainty of what lies ahead; and for ongoing community transformation and church planting efforts in New Orleans.


  • Email to send a team to help with the tornado clean up and rebuilding outreach, now or in the months to come.


  • Invest financially to help the families affected by this tornado and ongoing Crisis Response outreach by giving online or mail a check to:

901 East 78th Street
Minneapolis, MN 5542-1300

Designate the check with the memo: Tornado Response 3890

Contact for more information and details on how you can help.