Baton Rouge: One Month In, More to be Done

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NECHAMA extends project to aid more households by November

It has been a month since NECHAMA launched flood response efforts here in Baton Rouge, LA and what a month it has been!  

To date, 300 NECHAMA volunteers have come in from all over the world to lend a hand.  With more than 6,000 hours of direct service in the books, we’ve been able to provide direct flood cleanup assistance to 43 families in need and counting.

Baton Rouge Needs Your Help!

Volunteer lodging has been secured and we are scaling up our efforts to offer cleanup and restoration assistance to more homes per day.

Dear NECHAMA Family, 

We are once again called upon to support those in need after a major event. Many of you have already donated or signed up to volunteer. Thank you.

The flooding in Louisiana has been called the worst disaster in the United States since Hurricane Sandy. Tens of thousands of homes were inundated with flood water during the week of Tisha B'Av. Most of the homes are single story ranches leaving many to turn to shelters, family or friends for places to stay because their homes are no longer habitable. As I write this, thousands of people are still reliant on and staying in shelters, which confirms the severity of this disaster. 

NECHAMA Launches Baton Rouge Flood Response

We're here in the city responding.

Our truck of tools made it safely to Baton Rouge, LA today and we're currently mucking & gutting the Baton Rouge Food Bank with the help of volunteers as we speak. They serve 11 parishes and 25,000 meals from this facility a day so it is vital that the local food bank get back online quickly. 

This may be the largest disaster in the US since Hurricane Sandy and Louisiana will need all the help it can get. The water is still high in many places and there are tens of thousands of families that need help. Please be a part of this effort!