Category 4 Hurricane hit Louisiana/Texas border particularly impacting Lake Charles which is the fifth largest city in the state of Louisiana. Many people are displaced and have had damage to their homes. All these people need help.
Local Disaster relief commander Asif Shahzad based in Houston, TX traveled to lake Charles Louisiana today August 30 2020. The team took with them water towels face masks and other supplies. They arrived in Lake Charles and found that the roads were not very accessible because of dropped trees and disconnected power lines. Hundred percent of the city was without electricity. More than 80 to 90% of people have not been able to return back to their homes in Lake Charles. At this time there were no children’s where people were being housed as well as there were no charges found who were distributing food. The biggest help that appears to be needed at this time is providing fresh drinking water, warm meal’s and clean up cutting of trees. Homes where roof damage or structural damage has occurred those houses Will be help by FEMA.
The team decided to help a portion of the town which appeared more indigent. They noted that there were people sitting outside their homes but unsure how to proceed and where to go for help. They were offered support and clean up was done for about 15 to 20 families.
Our team of volunteers will be put together during this coming week and Will be traveling back to Lake Charles to help with further cleanup. A fundraising request will be launched as well.