Hurricane Katrina Response - New Orleans

Gospel Transformation in New Orleans, LA

"Wow, almost 10 years. Katrina and Crisis Response changed my life." - Doug Tobin, The Compass Church

These words have been spoken by countless volunteers that have passed through the doors of Trinity Church and ReachGlobal Crisis Response headquarters in Covington, Louisianna. Doug recounted the anquish he went through watching the flooding, fires and cries for help on TV from his suburban Chicago home. He knew that God had something else in store for him and that something, was showing up and being the hands and feet of Jesus to a community that so desperately needed help. "Never been to New Orleans, knew no one there. Truly of work of God putting his heart and compassion for the people of New Orleans on mine and so many others; what a privilege to be used in this way!" Doug has been to New Orleans 9 times and has served with over 125 from The Compass Church. He called it an "Incredible movement of God that rippled through me, our church and truly across the US and beyond."

The ministry continues in New Orleans, 10 years later. There are many homes to repair or rebuild, many lives that need the transforming power of the gospel and many prayers that will be needed to continue God's work for the long haul. This is why ReachGlobal Crisis Response, EFCA’s Southeast District and local EFCA churches are partnered together to see a transformed city through a movement of disciplemaking, church planting and community investment.

The mission of ReachGlobal Crisis Response is this:

We exist to Develop, Empower and Release the Body of Christ to share His love in times of crisis for multiplying transformational churches among all peoples.

To advance this mission, ReachGlobal Crisis Response seeks to aid in the discipleship and transformation of:

  • The local church as they will be in the community long after the crisis is over.
  • The homeowners in the affected area that can then transform their neighborhoods.
  • The volunteers as they take what they have learned home to affect their own churches and communities with the Gospel message.

Partner in New Orleans


  • Pray for gospel transformation in the people of this city and the communities in which they live
  • Pray for the churches serving and being planted in the city

Join the ReachGlobal Crisis Response Respond in Prayer Facebook Page for updates.


With it's domestic location, New Orleans is an affordable and rewarding serving opportunity, send a short term team.


Support ongoing metro-wide church planting and long-term recovery efforts with a generous gift.

Gifts in Kind

  • Gift cards for Home Depot, Lowes, Target, Staples, Walmart or Office Depot
  • Power tools, new or used in good working order
  • Hand tools, new or used
  • Vehicles in good working order such as pick-up trucks, vans and SUV's.
  • Send an email for other current needs or if you have items you would like to donate.