DNC Chair Statement on Recovery Efforts in Louisiana

WASHINGTON —DNC Interim Chair Donna Brazile issued the following statement:

“My heart goes out to the people of my home state of Louisiana, especially those who have lost loved ones or have been displaced from their homes. I understand all too well just how devastating natural disasters like this can be. Like so many others, every member of my family was displaced by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 – most of them lost everything they owned. But in the storm’s aftermath, the resilience, courage and fortitude of those affected along with federal aid and the generosity of private citizens brought Louisiana roaring back to life.

“It’s time now to do it again.

“I applaud President Obama for approving Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards’ request for federal emergency funds, which will greatly assist the recovery effort. And I believe we must continue to elect leaders who understand the critical role that government plays in mitigating the damage done by the worst natural disasters, wherever they occur.

“If you want to help those affected by the flooding, please consider donating to the Salvation Army or the American Red Cross, or local charities like Project 70805, YMCA AC Lewis, or the EBR Council on Aging.”

If you’d prefer to send supplies or create care packages, the following items are needed:  batteries, diapers, wipes, toothbrushes, toothpaste, toilet tissue, bar soap, bottled water, travel size shampoo & conditioner, body wash, non-perishable foods (ramen, etc.), blankets, flashlights and first aid kits.
You can send care packages to:
350 S Foster Dr.
Baton Rouge, La 70806
If you’d prefer to make a monetary donation, you can do that by clicking HERE and making the following notation with your contribution: “Louisiana Flood 2016”
Checks can also be made payable to:

YMCA Capital Area
Ear marked- Louisiana Flood 2016
Relief targeted to seniors:
EBR Council on Aging
Address: 5790 Florida Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: (225) 923-8000
PROJECT 70805 (General Flood relief)
2540 Scenic Hwy.
Baton Rouge, LA 70805 
(225) 614-2848