Delta takes aim at areas devastated by Laura just 6 weeks ago.
2020 continues it’s cruel punches. Lake Charles and areas of southwest Louisiana are in the early stages of recovery from Hurricane Laura. Blue tarps blanket the roofs (that are left) and debris piles cover the streets. Many had just the week prior made it back to get started on the clean up and now have to evacuate again. Funds are tight, nerves are raw and hope is nearly impossible to hold on to.
CitiIMPACT’s cook teams are again ready to return to the area. We are doing our best to secure supplies. Resources are thin, both product and finances as this has been unprecedented year of disasters: a record TEN Hurricanes to make landfall in a single year, on top of west coast wildfires, and the pandemic.
2nd load of supplies was delivered yesterday to our on the ground partner, bringing total to 1/2 MILLION worth. They were ecstatic to receive and will continue to shuttle these essentials up the river to the hardest hit areas and first responders.
Many loads of supplies, and frozen chicken have been delivered and distributed in the past couple weeks. Recently one semi included vacuums, microwaves, keurigs, tents, and furniture as well as basic supplies.
Local partners are in disbelief. Praying that the distribution sites and temporary shelters stand.