Baton Rouge Area Foundation starts disaster relief fund
BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Area Foundation has seeded a charitable fund to assist people affected by widespread flooding across Louisiana. The Foundation has seeded the fund with a $100,000 grant and is taking contribution at a new web site.
Contributions collected by the Foundation will be granted to worthwhile non profits that are working to improve affected areas.
President and CEO of the Foundation said that “history has shown that people of Louisiana are very resilient” when coming back from a disaster.
“They have already come together to take care of each other, but they can use your assistance as well,” Davies said.
The goal of the fund is to provide flood relief right away rather than wait for federal relief that can take longer.
The Foundation has raised money for disasters before such as Hurricanes Katrina and Rita where thousands contributed more than $45 million.
Due to the severe rain that hit north Louisiana the hardest last week, the Foundation started the Flood Relief Fund and has dispatched staff members across the state to assess needs this week.
Baton Rouge Area Relief Fund starts disaster relief fund