Lavonia woman returns home after 2 weeks in Louisiana offering Hurricane relief

After spending nearly two weeks helping victims in Hurricane-ravaged Louisiana, a Lavonia woman has returned home.

Rebecca Dixon is with the Salvation Army in Toccoa.

Dixon left for the Pelican State on August 31, travelling with the Rapid Response Unit from Newnan, Georgia.

She has been on the ground near Port Sulphur, Louisiana, since September 1.

Port Sulphur is a small town located on the Mississippi River.

Dixon and other Salvation Army teams have been delivering hot meals and cleaning supplies to survivors.

They have also been providing pastoral services.

Dixon says the destruction from Hurricane Ida is extensive.

The Category 4 storm created a path of destruction from Louisiana to Massachusetts taking the lives of 82 people so far.  So far, Louisiana accounts for 26 of those deaths.

Dixon says her group has delivered about 94,000 meals as of Thursday.

She says the need for help has been so great that another group from Georgia will be taking her team’s place today.

They will stay for up to 14 days.

Now, if you would like to donate to the Salvation Army relief efforts, here are the steps:

Go to:

  1. Scroll down to the end of the page under “More Information” and choose “The Salvation Army/Disaster Services”
  2. Then at the top of the screen, click the “Donate Now” icon.

Again, that web address is