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Louisiana Interfaith Disaster Recovery Network, Inc.  (LIDRN)

 

Why do we need a Statewide Interfaith Disaster Recovery Network? 

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For more information on the LIDRN, please direct questions to:  LaInterchurch@aol.com

Or phone us at:

225/344-0134

Mailing address:

LIDRN

Attn: Rev. Darryl Tate

527 North Blvd.

Baton Rouge, LA  70802

 

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LIDRN's strength depends upon its membership - please spread the word and join the effort!

  

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The LIDRN logo is derived from an original work by Michael Green, internationally renowned artist, in The Illustrated Rumi, and is used with permission.

 

LIDRN - HISTORY

After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, it became apparent to all that we needed a more coordinated way to address such disasters, while recognizing that the Churches in Louisiana and the surrounding areas contributed greatly in almost all areas of aid needed.

Three statewide Interfaith Disaster Summits were held. 

Then the LIDRN Inaugural Assembly was held on May 11, 2007

(see more info. below).  

To find out more about the Interfaith Disaster Summits that led to the formation of the LIDRN  Click here

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LIDRN Inaugural Assembly May 11, 2007

The LIDRN Inaugural Assembly was held on May 11, 2007 at Catholic Charities – Diocese of Baton Rouge, Bishop Tracy Center, 1900 S. Acadian Thruway, in Baton Rouge, LA.  The meeting opened with worship songs as presented by students from Baha’i Interfaith Club of LSU Baton Rouge.

 

The Louisiana Interfaith Disaster Recovery Network, Inc. filed its corporate papers with the parish and state and started processing paperwork for 501(c)(3) status.   Almost 50 persons attended the Inaugural session at the Bishop Tracy Center.  Speakers included Rev. Raymond Jetson of the Louisiana Family Recovery Corps and presenters from Louisiana Speaks: Elizabeth ‘Boo’ Thomas, Jeff Hebert, and Hal Cohen.  Membership applications were accepted and were scheduled to be voted on at the June 12th LIDRN Board meeting. 

 

For more information on the Louisiana Family Recovery Corps please go to their web site at:  http://www.recoverycorps.org/.   For more info on the Louisiana Speaks Regional Plan, please access their web site at:  http://www.louisianaspeaks.org/.

 

Among the Inaugural Day events were breakout sessions for ‘tabletop discussion groups’.  The questions regarding the responses to (and/or lack thereof) and after-effects of the 2005 Hurricanes were re-hashed with emphasis on what we have learned and how we move forward at this point.  Realizing that we are in a long-term recovery period, we continually strive to improve conditions resulting from the 2005 disaster while preparing more adequately for any future disasters.

 

The June 1st Day of Prayer for Protection from Hurricanes has proven the effectiveness of the prayers of many.  It is our hope that the Day of Prayer (June 1st) will be an annual occurrence.

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