Hundreds of organizations across Louisiana sprung in to action to provide relief efforts to the tens of thousands Louisianans affected by the storm.
Re//DEFINED partnered with St. Paul Baptist Church in Kinder, LA to aid with procuring food, clothing, and other resources for residents of southwest Louisiana and southeastern Texas. "Pastor Talbert, who I also serve along side [in the military] showed us the initial damage caused by Hurricane Laura. Hundreds of homes and businesses were destroyed and thousands of residents were displaced. Many are still recovering ahead of this holiday season," stated Chairman Curtis, "This great Re//DEFINED team quickly approved all necessary actions to send relief. I am grateful for the SERVANTHOOD role we play."
Locally, Re//DEFINED was able to distribute hygiene products, clothing, shoes, and other items to more than 300 individuals who were affected by Hurricane Laura and Delta in addition to assisting businesses and other organizations with city and parish wide feedings. "To see such a beautiful, unified, and in sync effort to take care each other was warming. It did not matter your political affiliation, zip code, or belief; the only thing that mattered was those in need".
As a result of Re//DEFINED's relief operations, The Rapides Foundation awarded Re//DEFINED a reimbursement grant for expenditures associated with providing recovery relief in response to Hurricanes Laura and Delta.
Funds from the reimbursement grant will be utilize to purchase inventory and to establish an emergency response section for its community pantry, The Re//DEFINED Exchange.
The Re//DEFINED Exchange is a community pantry that provides basic necessities to individuals and families at no costs. The Exchange has served 1,089 individuals to date.
Re//DEFINED is social enterprise that starts up and invests in community development and educational ventures.
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