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.
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In December, 2016 we started our Flood Recovery Program after 3 months of our Response activities. 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 home back. We are painting, installing doors, flooring, baseboards and cabinets. We are also still able to perform mucking and gutting and mold sanitation activities for families that are further along in their recovery path. So far we have helped almost 200 families in different activities and stages of their recovery.
We are currently offering FREE Southwest flight vouchers 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.