The disaster caused by the latest Louisiana flood is not only devastating, it is heartbreaking. With over 40,000 homes destroyed and more than 30,000 residents needing immediate help, people from all over the country are trying to help as much as they can.
Through a strategic partnership, Transformance and Services of Hope sent a relief package of food, personal hygiene, clothes, shoes and other items to help people as they try to rebuild their lives. Nearly 150 pounds of goods were dropped off in the Baton Rouge area, one of the hardest hit area. Most of the homeowners did not have flood insurance as the area did not fall in the flood plain. Now, as they try to find something salvageable from soaked and destroyed furniture and personal belongings, recovery will take not only time and effort but it will also be very expensive.
Donations for the flood relief effort may be made to the American Red Cross (www.redcross.org) or Samaritan's Purse (www.samaritanspurse.org).
ABOVE: Members of the Transformance leadership team pose with some of the items donated for the Lousiana flood relief. From left, Dr. Daniel Prescott, President of Services of Hope; Yolanda Perez, Transformance COO; and Ken Goodgames, Transformance President and CEO. (James Dunning/Transformance)
BELOW: Scenes from the disaster recovery efforts in Baton Rouge, La. (Contributed photos)