On August 29, 2021, Hurricane Ida made landfall near Port Fourchon, Louisiana, devastating the state of Louisiana. Throughout its path of destruction, more than a million people were left with no electricity and many without shelter due to extreme wind and heavy flooding. Without access to basic necessities such as food and water, residents statewide required assistance to recover from this major hurricane.
Immediately, BAPS Charities volunteers from throughout Louisiana worked together on many different fronts to help ease the burden of those affected. With most of the state resources logistically strained for food and water, BAPS Charities in partnership with charitable organizations and local government offices provided provide critical supplies over the coming weeks to those families in need.