Organizations join together to aid families in need
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA., – Reach Out America, The Salvation Army and Feed the Children are joining together to provide disaster relief to Louisiana families affected by the recent flooding. Feed the Children supplies are being prepped and staged for delivery into Louisiana from Reach Out America’s Disaster Warehouse in Houston, Texas.
Historic flooding began plaguing Louisiana this past weekend. So far, three fatalities have been reported and more than 7,000 people have been rescued due to flooding conditions statewide.
This combined effort between Reach Out America, The Salvation Army and Feed the Children will help support communities of Louisiana. Supplies currently on hand in Houston include disaster-relief boxes, which contain personal-care items and cleaning supplies, boxes full of food and water coolers. Water provided by Feed the Children will be transported into affected areas via The Salvation Army.
“Because of the generosity of Reach Out America and The Salvation Army, Feed the Children is able to aid families who need us most,” said J.C. Watts, Jr., Feed the Children president and CEO. “Together we can provide assistance to the resilient residents of Louisiana.
Feed the Children is currently working with existing partners in Louisiana to plan for continued recovery efforts.
Thanks to our donors, Feed the Children stands ready to respond during disasters when needed. To make a gift to help those affected by disasters like the Louisiana-area floods, visit www.feedthechildren.org/disaster.
About Feed the Children
Established in 1979, Feed the Children exists to defeat childhood hunger. It is one of the largest U.S.-based charities and serves those in need in the U.S. and in 10 countries around the world. It provides food, education initiatives, essentials and disaster response. It operates five distribution centers located in Oklahoma, Indiana, California, Tennessee and Pennsylvania.
In fiscal year 2017, Feed the Children distributed 79.8 million pounds of food and essentials to children and families in the U.S. Internationally, it provided nutritious food or other benefits to 1,080,000 children, empowered 291,000 parents to make better decisions for their children, and positively impacted more than 1,200 communities and schools in 10 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. It is accredited by GuideStar Exchange and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance.
Visit feedthechildren.org for more information.