Southwest Louisiana has been fortunate to receive donations of varying amounts from all fifty states and from other countries since Hurricane Laura’s landfall last August. Then came Hurricane Delta, then winter storm Uri, and last month, an historic flood event that brought over 12 inches of rain within a 12-hour period.
This flood event ranked as the third worst 24-hour rainfall total in the history of the city of Lake Charles. Families and business owners who were just completing repairs to their homes and properties nine months after Hurricane Laura are again dealing with water damage to their properties. The torrential rains even caused flooding to homes that had never been flooded prior.
Citizens and companies who want to help the recovery and rebuilding efforts in Southwest Louisiana may contribute to the Foundation’s Emergency Relief Fund online or by mailing their checks to The Community Foundation, P.O. Box 3125, Lake Charles, LA 70602.