Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge offers these tips for helping after disaster
Baton Rouge—The morning after any disaster like the Joplin tornadoes and Hurricanes Isaac and Sandy, the phones at Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge (CCDBR) start ringing. The staff at the agency are bracing for the calls from people wanting to help as news of the destruction unfolds in Oklahoma.
“We aren’t surprised that people in Louisiana want to help” said David Aguillard, CCDBR Executive Director. “The people of South Louisiana are traditionally known for being some of the most generous in the country. Since the outpouring of support for the state after Hurricane Katrina, that tradition grew even stronger.”