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We Are Louisiana Strong
September 13, 2021

We Are Louisiana Strong

As a family-owned company, we make it a goal at Alvarez Construction to be there for our community when they need it most. On the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, our state has once again been left in the hands of Mother Nature. While category 4 winds and relentless rainfall shook our homes and flooded our streets, we remain as we always have and always will—Louisiana Strong. Much like back then, our community strives to quickly help all those in need. Below are resources we hope will help you and your family navigate through this time.

Food and Water Resources

There are countless organizations coming together to offer assistance to the people of Louisiana during this time. The Louisiana National Guard and the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) have been offering free meals, water, ice and tarps at certain distribution centers throughout the area as supplies last. You can stay up-to-date on everything the group is doing on their Facebook page.

The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank will also have distribution centers set up for residents. Click here to see where those locations will be in the days ahead. 

Emergency Response

Red Stick Ready is a local organization that has continuously tried to improve emergency response times since beginning in 2005. For Hurricane Ida specific information, you can visit their emergency page

All those affected by Hurricane Ida are now able to apply for assistance to The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Due to the high volume of phone calls, another way to apply for aid is on their website where you can also check the status of your registration at any time. 

The FEMA website also has information regarding disaster shelters, post-storm safety tips and guides for power outage safety

The State of Louisiana Hurricane website is a great way to stay updated on any new information. Louisiana residents are also able to text “IDA” to 67283 for storm updates. For any shelter information, text “LASHELTER” to 898211 or call 2-1-1. 

How to Help

If you or anyone you know is looking for a way to continue helping the residents of Louisiana during this time, here are some organizations that could always use extra hands:

The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank: Volunteers are needed to help pack, sort, and distribute food across the area. If you are interested and able to give your time to help, here is a calendar list of volunteer opportunities. 

Three O’Clock Project: The Three O’Clock Project is working with local school districts to deliver food to residents in need. If you are able to donate or help volunteer, contact them at, and visit their Facebook page to see where they will be heading next.

Baton Rouge Area Foundation Relief: A donation to the Baton Rouge Area Foundation Relief would be put in the hands of the people of Louisiana, and they know exactly where it would be needed most. 

Volunteer Louisiana: You can also find multiple volunteer opportunities and different ways to donate by visiting the Volunteer Louisiana website. 

The countless opportunities to volunteer and donate during this time is a testament to how we, as community members, will stay Louisiana Strong during the days ahead. 

Let us know what we can do for you by contacting us online or or by phone at (225) 240-4662.

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