News Release

Eight Days of Hope Aids Disaster Relief
Posted: 6/1/2017 9:00 AM
 

Eight Days of Hope (EDOH) leaders and ambassadors have arrived in Lafayette Parish for Eight Days of Hope XIII. The event, which begins on June 4 and ends on June 11, plans to continue the rebuilding efforts in the area following the epic flooding that occurred in August of last year.
 
Over 2,200 volunteers from 40 states and multiple countries will begin arriving on Saturday, June 3, to aid those in need. EDOH President Stephen Tybor said, “We are so excited to be in Lafayette serving the flood victims. Volunteers are pouring in from all over the country. We are so grateful for our partner Love Acadiana, as well as local churches. We are ecstatic that so many local residents have volunteered.” Of the 2,200 volunteers, over 400 live within 20 miles of Lafayette.
 
During the eight-day event, EDOH plans to serve over 200 homeowners. The organization also plans to complete several community projects as well as work on several churches. EDOH headquarters and daily operations are taking place at the CAJUNDOME.
 
Eight Days of Hope is a nonprofit, faith-based organization committed to rebuilding the damaged homes of those affected by natural disasters. Since 2005, over 22,000 EDOH volunteers have helped to rebuild, remodel or refurbish 2,000 homes in Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, Iowa, Alabama, North Carolina and South Carolina on twelve different relief trips. To date, more than $28 million of work has been completed by EDOH.