We are once again reminded of how fragile all our lives are when natural events that seemingly happen overnight can have life changing impact. Eleven years ago it was Hurricane Katrina, now it’s the non-‐hurricane related floods
that have left trauma and devastation on the Southern Louisiana area.
Norwood J. Clark, CEO/President of Uncle Darrow’s Inc., a first generation family business, based in Los Angeles has always been heavily drawn to his Louisiana roots, has a plan for Los Angeles to do something about this natural disaster again.
Join ReUnite America and The Salvation Army at Darrow’s New Orleans Grill at 21720 Avalon Blvd, Carson, CA on Sunday, August 28, 2016 from 2:00 – 6:00 PM to kick-‐off the Baton Rouge Flood Relief Effort to raise funds to help over 40,000 victims left homeless from the devastating flood.
Bring monetary donations to the restaurant, meet some of your favorite celebrities, enjoy good food, drink and music in the Louisiana tradition!
Darrow’s New Orleans Grill has partnered with The Salvation Army and Grammy Award Winner, singer/songwriter and producer Kashif’s Team I Care Foundation to spearhead this Herculean effort. They are planning a Bayou Aid Concert as one of the fundraisers. Currently Kashif and friends have committed to the concert.
As they coordinate the concert event, the need is immediate to get funds to the Salvation Army so they can provide assistance to the area. Why donate money instead of goods?
• Cash donations help to avoid the labor and expense of sorting, packing,
transporting and distributing donated goods.
• Voluntary relief agencies use cash to meet individual needs more quickly.
• Purchasing relief supplies available in the impacted community helps the
local economy to recover more quickly.
• A community hit by a disaster will not have the time, manpower or money to
store or dispose of unneeded donations.
About Baton Rouge & 5 Parish Floods 2016
Called the worst natural disaster to strike the United States since Hurricane Sandy, the current statistics say that a staggering 6,900,000,000,000 gallons of rainwater poured onto the earth over a five parish area in Baton Rouge in only one week causing some $30 million dollars in property damage and to date, the loss of 13 lives. Striking quickly, ferociously and somewhat unexpectedly, one part of Livingston Parish took on more than 31 inches of rainwater in 15 hours.
As ReUnite America did after Hurricane Katrina, they are mobilizing and galvanizing the abilities of those who can make a heart-‐felt donation to help and assist their neighbors, friends and relatives in Louisiana during their time of tremendous need. Currently, it is estimated that some 40,000 people have been temporarily or permanently displaced. At least 7,000 are still living in temporary shelters provided by the Salvation Army. Many of the survivors have lost everything they had.
About ReUnite America
Based on the clarion call to be responsible humanitarians and citizens who care for all humanity, “ReUnite America” was founded in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. As their grass roots mission, ReUnite America was established to marshal resources needed to bring hope, comfort and stability to those who are adversely impacted by natural disasters.
Can’t come out on Sunday? You can still join the movement: http://give.salvationarmyusa.org/gulf_coast_floods
From your mobile device, text STORM to 51555 and you’ll be taken to a link to donate
Donate By Phone: 1-‐800-‐SALARMY(1-‐800-‐725-‐2769)