Hurricane Laura Relief

I am raising money for relief of people affected by Hurricane Laura. My company is donating gasoline, propane, water, ice and other essentials to people in the area. The money will go to purchasing supplies and my company will transport it into the hardest hit areas like Lake Charles, etc. The company that I am the COO of, Global Data Systems will match the amount raised here up to $3000.00 for now. We are supplying communications to people in affected areas in addition to supplies.

This money will be coming directly to me and I will be putting it into purchasing additional supplies through GDS. We will be tracking the money all the way to the delivery to people in need. This is in addition to a fundraiser Global Data Systems is doing on LinkedIn for public donations of materials. There are a lot of people that want to help but don't know how, or don't want to give it to established organizations not knowing if it will get into the actual hands of people in need. We will be purchasing and delivering directly to people in need we have identified. I lived in Lake Charles for six years and two of my children were born there. I have a great many friends and family in that area in addition to co workers and their extended families. We will primarily be supplying that area as it was the hardest hit and has the most logistical issues. The electricity grid will take an extended period of time to get working. Drinking water is compromised as well.  What we will be purchasing:

Gasoline
Propane Gas
Propane Tanks
Water/Gatorade/Powerade
Ice
Non-Perishables (Baby wipes, cleaners, Personal protective equipment)

At this stage of recovery, simple basic things are needed for those in need to continue to clean up and work long hours.  Also that area has some of the highest numbers of COVID-19 in the state and must operate in that environment while trying to survive and rebuild.
  • Wade Berzas 
    • $1,000 
    • 10 mos
  • Jonathan Cary 
    • $250 
    • 10 mos
  • Me  
    • $250 
    • 11 mos
  • Melanie Vervaeke  
    • $75 
    • 11 mos
  • Austin Stubblefield 
    • $100 
    • 11 mos
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Organizer

Bob Miller 
Organizer
Lafayette, LA
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