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Hurricane Laura Disaster Relief

A microproject by Disaster Aid USA Inc.
Hurricane Laura Disaster Relief
Hurricane Laura Disaster Relief
Hurricane Laura Disaster Relief
Hurricane Laura Disaster Relief
Hurricane Laura Disaster Relief
Hurricane Laura Disaster Relief
Hurricane Laura Disaster Relief
Hurricane Laura Disaster Relief
Hurricane Laura Disaster Relief
Hurricane Laura Disaster Relief
Hurricane Laura Disaster Relief
Hurricane Laura Disaster Relief
Hurricane Laura Disaster Relief
Hurricane Laura Disaster Relief
Hurricane Laura Disaster Relief
Hurricane Laura Disaster Relief
Hurricane Laura Disaster Relief
Hurricane Laura Disaster Relief
Hurricane Laura Disaster Relief
Hurricane Laura Disaster Relief

Summary

This project will assist other first responders & emergency crews on the ground in Louisiana following Hurricane Laura. It will help those in need by clearing homes of water-damaged items, providing safe drinking water, and removing debris from electric lines so power can be restored. DAUSA has 5 Disaster Response Trailers and one rescue boat working in Louisiana. Each trailer is accompanied by a team of Rotarians & non-Rotarian volunteers. The trailers are loaded with disaster relief equipment.

$5,000
total goal
$4,975
remaining
1
donor
0
monthly donors
12
days

Challenge

Hurricane Laura was a damaging Category 4 Atlantic hurricane that tied the record as the strongest hurricane to make landfall in the U.S. state of Louisiana, as measured by maximum sustained winds. The storm caused an estimated $8.7 billion in damage to southwestern Louisiana & southeastern Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. Full recovery for the region is estimated to take years, but immediate humanitarian relief is needed now. This project will fund continued on-the-ground support for the region.

Solution

The DAUSA trailers are loaded with disaster relief equipment and tools tailored for disaster relief in this region, including a rescue boat. The trailers and teams of trained volunteers are providing needed aid and assistance to victims suffering from the aftermath left by Hurricane Laura. Rescue crews are tarping roofs, using chainsaws to clear trees, and mucking and gutting structures during clean up. Funds for this project will help ensure the residents of Louisiana have the help they need.

Long-Term Impact

The deployment of an equipped Relief Trailer allows the Disaster Aid Response Team to quickly assess the needs of the people suffering from the effects of a disaster to minimize human suffering, potential financial impacts, and loss of life. Relief Trailers, along with the supplies and volunteers it brings to disaster locations, encourages a partnership with other emergency response volunteers who are able to effectively work with local emergency responders. Help DAUSA on their road to relief!

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

https:/​/​disasteraidusa.org/​
South Louisiana response team working in Ruston LA
Interview with DAUSA's board member, Tito Reconco
DAUSA responds to Garland TX Tornadoes
Mucking/​Gutting Hurricane Florence

Organization Information

Disaster Aid USA Inc.

Location: Lanham, MD - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @DisasterAid_USA
Project Leader:
Tito Reconco
Lanham, MD United States
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