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BRAF starts employee assistance fund for LSU employees affected by flood

5 months 20 hours 51 minutes ago August 23, 2016 Aug 23, 2016 Tuesday, August 23 2016 August 23, 2016 10:48 AM in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Area Foundation has established the LSU Employee Assistance Fund to help LSU employees who have been affected by the recent flood.

The fund was started at the request of LSU President, F. King Alexander.

"While the LSU campus was relatively untouched, many of our Tiger family suffered ruinous damage to their homes. Employees and students' lives are in upheaval. We have a duty to help them, and I am asking all Tigers everywhere to join together in support of our LSU community," Alexander said.

LSU previously established the Student Disaster Relief Fund for students directly impacted by the flood also. Donations to the Student Disaster Relief Fund can be made online here.

LSU has provided complimentary dinner service courtesy of LSU Dining/Chartwells. LSU employees can also donate extra leave time to fellow employees affected by the flood via the Flood Relief website.

Additionally, the LSU Registrar's Office will reprint, free of charge, any LSU diploma that was lost in the recent flood. To request a new diploma email sarahmartin@lsu.edu or call 225-578-2105.

Baton Rouge Area Foundation's Employee 1st program, grew out of BRAF's efforts in the wake of Hurricane Katrina to provide short-term financial assistance to workers who have been impacted by natural disasters and similar occurrences.

To make a donation to the LSU Employee Assistance Fund, click here or call 225-387-6126. 

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