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Hurricane Laura

Families, just like yours and mine, have lost their homes and livelihoods to Hurricane Laura. As we’ve all experienced difficulties living through the worst pandemic of our lifetime, these families now face devastating challenges as they recover from this tragedy and struggle to rebuild their lives.  

Because of your generosity, we rushed more than $90,000 worth of ready-to-eat meals to the hardest hit areas. We also provided more than 80,000 cans of non-perishable food to the area to feed desperate families and nearly 4,000 tarps to provide shelter for families whose homes were heavily damaged.

Photos:

Emily Kask for The New York Times
A flooded Hollywood Cemetery in Orange, Texas. Emily Kask - NYT
High winds devastated the downtown area of Lake Charles. William Widmer for The New York Times
Renee Allred, 19, and her family settled into a bus bound for Baton Rouge as part of an evacuation run by the city of Lake Charles. William Widmer for The New York Times
Louisiana
stats:
Population below poverty line:
Total Expenditure on health per capita:
Under five mortality rate:
Physicians Density:
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Literacy Rate:
GDP per capita:
Children Under the age of 5 years underweight:
Unemployment rate:
Population:
4.7 Million
% without health insurance:
13.8%
% of persons living in poverty:
19.6%
% of high school graduates:
83.4%
Median household income:
$45,047

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