Seven members of our Ready Team were recently deployed to Louisiana to work alongside the American Red Cross and help those affected by Hurricane Isaac. Prior to Isaac’s arrival, the team helped prepare shelters outside of Baton Rouge for pre-evacuees. In the wake of Isaac, the shelters also provided housing for those in areas where the levees – walls put into place to prevent flooding – were breached.
This week, the team has been providing much needed emotional, physical, and logistical support to over 50 residents of Raceland, Louisiana that have been displaced by severe flooding. While the days have been long, the team never became discouraged and kept on smiling to raise the spirits of those who needed support.