December 5, 2016 – Present / Livingston Parish and East Baton Rouge Parish
In August 2016, the state of Louisiana was hit by an overwhelming level of flooding and one of the worst natural disasters in recent years. Our US response team immediately jumped into action and we are still there today. After several months of clearing debris and preparing affected homes for rebuild, our response efforts have transitioned into longer term recovery for the flood affected homeowners.
We are currently offering FREE flights within the U.S. to volunteers who commit to spending at least 2 weeks with us in Louisiana. Click to sign up or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ALL HANDS VOLUNTEERS AT WORK
Three months after the flood and our initial Flood Response Program, we launched our Flood Recovery Program in December, 2016. In our recovery efforts alone, a total of 226 volunteers contributed 7,171 hours toward helping homeowners affected by the devastating August Flood, 2016.
We have been helping families install drywall and insulation and complete the work required so they can have their homes back. We are also painting, installing doors, flooring, baseboards and cabinets. In addition, where needed, we continue to muck and gut homes and do mold sanitation activities for families that are further behind in their recovery path. So far we have helped almost 200 families in different activities and stages of their recovery.
Please donate today or apply to volunteer, in order to allow us to continue helping those affected by the disaster!
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