Relief For Hurricane Ida

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Article by Abigael Siecinsk

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Hurricane Ida made landfall as a Category-4 storm near Port Fourchon, Louisiana, on August 29, 2021. It was the second-most damaging and intense hurricane to make landfall in the U.S. state of Louisiana on record, behind Hurricane Katrina in 2005. In the immediate aftermath of any storm, Brother’s Brother Foundation (BBF) recognizes the importance of getting relief essentials to those who have been displaced and need basic support. In our experience, the most immediate needs are food and water. Many people affected by disasters have had to leave their homes very quickly or have had their homes destroyed by these catastrophic events.

BBF partnered with three food banks in Louisiana in the days following Hurricane Ida’s landfall. These partners were the Second Harvest Food Bank, Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, and Giving Hope NOLA Food Bank. These organizations focus on the displaced citizens of the New Orleans area, providing groceries, water, and meals to its residents. In the weeks following the storm, Second Harvest Food Bank distributed more than 3 million pounds of food, water, and essential supplies through 500 distributions across 14 Parishes in New Orleans.

This quick and effective response is essential in the earliest days of any disaster, Brother’s Brother Foundation is honored to partner with such committed community-oriented groups that jump into action helping their neighbors during times of crisis.

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Article by Abigael Siecinsk

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[Photo sourced via]

Hurricane Ida made landfall as a Category-4 storm near Port Fourchon, Louisiana, on August 29, 2021. It was the second-most damaging and intense hurricane to make landfall in the U.S. state of Louisiana on record, behind Hurricane Katrina in 2005. In the immediate aftermath of any storm, Brother’s Brother Foundation (BBF) recognizes the importance of getting relief essentials to those who have been displaced and need basic support. In our experience, the most immediate needs are food and water. Many people affected by disasters have had to leave their homes very quickly or have had their homes destroyed by these catastrophic events.

BBF partnered with three food banks in Louisiana in the days following Hurricane Ida’s landfall. These partners were the Second Harvest Food Bank, Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, and Giving Hope NOLA Food Bank. These organizations focus on the displaced citizens of the New Orleans area, providing groceries, water, and meals to its residents. In the weeks following the storm, Second Harvest Food Bank distributed more than 3 million pounds of food, water, and essential supplies through 500 distributions across 14 Parishes in New Orleans.

This quick and effective response is essential in the earliest days of any disaster, Brother’s Brother Foundation is honored to partner with such committed community-oriented groups that jump into action helping their neighbors during times of crisis.

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