Prepared when disaster strikes

Sep 09, 2016
Editor's note: Since this blog was posted, additional funding was granted for flood recovery efforts. As of September 21, nearly US$60,000 has been received in disaster relief grants.

When disaster strikes, the Kiwanis family is there to help. The Kiwanis Children's Fund has already granted nearly US$30,000 to help Kiwanis communities in Louisiana with flood cleanup assistance.

The Louisiana-Mississippi-West Tennessee Kiwanis District received a disaster relief grant to work with local Kiwanians in affected neighborhoods. They are bringing food and water to the families cleaning up their homes in the more devastated areas.

Several clubs in the area also received disaster relief funding during this time of great need. The Kiwanis Club of Northshore, Mandeville used its grant to provide basic necessities for citizens in St. Tammany Parish, Tangipahoa Parish, Livingston Parish and East Baton Rouge Parish. This includes cleaning supplies, first aid supplies, food and water for local families in need during the recovery efforts.

The Kiwanis clubs of Abbeville, Oaks Kiwanis-Baton Rouge, and New Iberia-Cajun are also helping their local communities. Each is using disaster relief funding to provide the basic necessities for families affected by the extreme weather conditions.

The Kiwanis Club of Metairie Dawn Busters realized there was an urgent need to help newborns after the storm. The club is utilizing disaster relief grants to provide 50 Infant Survival Kits for babies in desperate need of infant formula, clothing, diapers and wipes as the result of the flooding.

Unfortunately, disaster relief is needed year-round throughout the world. Your gift today can help other Kiwanis clubs impact their communities when emergency relief is needed. Make your gift—it’s a simple way to make a big difference. Give online or text “aid” to 50155.