WRAPPERS CALL FOR HELP – Louisiana flooding care drive
For those of you watching the news you should be aware of the massive flooding that has hit large areas of Louisiana. The storms and resulting deluge of rain has created a disaster area that is being reported as the worst in the USA since Hurricane Katrina. According to the Red Cross the Louisiana flooding “is likely the worst natural disaster in the United States since 2012’s Superstorm Sandy,” and response efforts are “expected to cost at least $30 million.” At last report the projections are that over 60,000 homes across 20 parishes have been damaged and 13 people are reported dead.
In the wrapping community we are all very tied to our local communities and feel strongly about helping our neighbors and fellow shop owners. … this is the time to reach out if you can.
We are calling for assistance from all of you to help out with efforts to get emergency supplies into the area. Kevin Kempf with PG Nola based in New Orleans has been blessed to avoid direct damage; however, he has taken it upon himself to put together assistance trips into the damaged areas to help the local shops. He is asking for a variety of items to load up in the shop truck “Big Bird” and start delivering on Saturday August 27th.
All donations should be sent to PG NOLA located at 320 Madison Street Gretna, LA 70053
We are looking for shop supplies (squeegees, blades, towels, films, tools etc.) to directly help the affected wrappers get back on their feet. We are also looking for general daily living items to help the folks as well (toiletries….cleaning supplies…baby diapers…food…TOYS for the kids etc.). Some folks have already taken it upon themselves to purchase items on Amazon.com to be delivered directly to PG Nola (great idea Chris Lee). Sending gift cards, straight up donations to help purchase more items on the ground and volunteers in the area will certainly be appreciated as well.
Kevin and EZ have quite a job ahead of them so let’s do what we can to help!