Video: ‘Eight Days Of Hope’ President Gives Update On S. Louisiana Relief Efforts

TUPELO, MISS. (WCBI) – The president of a Christian ministry that helps people rebuild after natural disasters strike says there is much work to do for flood victims in southern Louisiana.

Steve Tybor is president and co founder of “Eight Days of Hope.”  That ministry coordinates trips for volunteers to help repair and rebuild homes in areas that have been hit by tornadoes, hurricanes and other disasters.

In fact, the ministry is heading to Black River South Dakota next month to help families whose homes were flooded last year.

Volunteers with “Eight Days of Hope ” are still working in the Baton Rogue area.  Tybor, who has been to the hard hit area, spoke at the Tupelo Kiwanis Club and says tens of thousands of homes were destroyed and many of the homeowners did not have flood insurance.

“You know, it’s amazing, you buy a home thinking that flooding could never happen, South Carolina was a thousand year flood.  Baton Rogue, many of those homes, I think 42 thousand of those homes had no insurance, so 42,000 families are trying to figure out, how do we rebuild, and that’s where organizations like Eight Days of Hope, that’s why we do what we do,” Tybor said.
“Eight Days of Hope” began after Katrina, with a trip to the Gulf Coast.  Since then, the ministry has taken more than 20,000 people from 48 states on 11 relief trips.   For more information about the October trip to South Carolina, go to

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