September 2, 2021 - San Diego-based International Relief Teams (IRT) is rushing more than 4,400 tarps to victims of Hurricane Ida in Louisiana.
The Category-4 storm hit Louisiana on Sunday, August 29 and caused catastrophic power grid failure across the state, as well as extensive roof damage to thousands of homes.
“The tarps will provide protection from the elements until families with roof damage are able to have their roofs repaired,” stated Barry La Forgia, International Relief Teams’ Executive Director. “We plan to not only help sustain these families now, but also to assist them in their recovery during the coming weeks and months ahead.”
This is IRT’s third shipment of relief supplies sent to Louisiana. The first shipment contained $100,000 worth of ready-to-eat meals for families left homeless, while the second shipment contained 2,500 rechargeable solar lanterns for families left without electricity.
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