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Hadassah in Action: Baton Rouge Flooding

Thursday, Aug 25 2016

photo credit: Thomas Cizauskas

Around the country, Hadassah members are voicing their concern about the devastation in Baton Rouge, as Louisiana residents flooded out of their homes try to piece their lives back together. Four Hadassah families were directly impacted, including Hadassah Baton Rouge President Marilyn Martell, who was displaced. Already, some 106,000 people in Louisiana have registered for FEMA Individual Assistance.

"We are devastated about the loss our Hadassah family has endured — and the Jewish community in general in Baton Rouge, which is small and was hit hard," said Hadassah Southern Region President Bonnie Boring. "I'm extremely proud of the Hadassah family in being able to stand by our Hadassah sisters," added Bonnie, who has helped coordinate Hadassah's response on the ground, collecting contributions for gift cards for local Hadassah families impacted.

Please share supportive messages for all of our Hadassah families and friends impacted by the storm in the comments section.

Comments

From: Dr. DéAnna Ernst on August 25, 2016
Thank you for recognizing our plight here in Baton Rouge. Our Jewish community is already small and fragile. When you look at the statistics of how may people were flooded out, 90% of our Parish alone, that has more impact on our community. We are greatful for all the help that has been sent to those who have been displaced and we look forward to moving into a New Year of spiritual and psychological renewal culminating into our annual Sukkot Program and Dinner on October 23rd.
From: Merry Lynne Lincove on August 25, 2016
I went to LSU in early 70s as did my husband, David, and attended both Temples. Thinking of the Jewish community and the entire population. Louisiana does not need any more suffering from weather. I pray everyone stays well and strong.
From: Meirah on August 25, 2016
it is painful to know that so many people are enduring tremendous losses and hardships. praying for the needed support and help to be sufficient and grateful that groups like Nechama and Hadassah are on the ground helping.
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