LOUISIANA FLOOD RELIEF
Attorneys Helping Attorneys
History shows, over and over, that you can’t wash away the people of Louisiana. They come together to take care of each other.
But they could use your help too.
Please give to this effort.
The Shreveport Bar Foundation and the Shreveport Bar Association are coordinating efforts to provide assistance across South Louisiana to get money and help quickly to affected attorneys and their staff members where it’s needed the most.
Several law firms have been flooded, and countless attorneys and their staff members have been displaced from their destroyed homes. As the water continues to drain away in flooded areas, families are returning to flood ravaged homes We are committed to do all we can to help our legal community that is suffering.
Currently, the greatest need is a financial one, as families need financial help to begin the recovery and rebuilding efforts. We have several ways you can help people.
Ways You Can Help:
The Kean Miller Employee Assistance Fund provides hardship assistance to the 16 Kean Miller attorneys and staff members who have lost their homes in the devastating flooding. You can help them by simply clicking on the link above to making a donation.
Baton Rouge Area Foundation
100 North Street Suite 900,
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802
Baton Rouge Bar Association/Foundation
The BRBF has established a disaster fund to aid flood-impacted attorneys across South Louisiana. If you are in a position to assist your colleagues in the legal community, we encourage you to donate. PLEASE NOTE: If this credit card portal DOES NOT WORK for you, please give us a call at 225-344-4803 and we can take your contribution over the phone.
Baton Rouge Bar Foundation establishes Disaster Relief Fund to aid flood-impacted attorneys across South Louisiana
In response to recent flooding in South Louisiana, the Baton Rouge Bar Foundation has established a Disaster Fund to assist all Louisiana attorneys whose offices and homes have been flooded. The Disaster Fund will provide much-needed grants to Louisiana lawyers to assist them in the aftermath of the historic August 2016 flooding.
Your tax-deductible donation will help impacted Louisiana lawyers who live and/or practice in one of the parishes qualifying for federal assistance as a result of the August flooding. A broad-based committee of lawyers from South Louisiana will review the applications and make decisions regarding grants.
If you are in a position to assist your colleagues in the legal community, we encourage you to donate here:
Alternatively, you may mail your check made payable
to the Baton Rouge Bar Foundation Disaster Fund to:
Flood Relief 2016 Donations
Baton Rouge Bar Foundation
544 Main Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
The Lafayette Bar Foundation
Many Lafayette Bar Members, as well as their staff, have sustained major damage to their homes from the recent flooding. Your tax-deductible donation to the Lafayette Parish Bar Foundation will be used exclusively to help these members of the Lafayette legal community begin to rebuild their lives after such a devastating loss. All dedicated donations to this effort will be administered by SOLACE for the benefit of our local legal community.
When catastrophes happen, Employees 1st is there. Working with companies and co-workers, we make cash grants to employees who are coping with catastrophic difficulties. Check this link for more law firms that may be added in the future.
The Shreveport Bar Foundation will be accepting gift cards from Lowe’s, The Home Depot, Bed Bath & Beyond, Target and Wal-Mart in $25.00 increments. You can mail or drop off your gift cards to the Shreveport Bar Foundation at 625 Texas Street Shreveport, LA 71101. All gift cards will be delivered to the Baton Rouge Bar Foundation and the Lafayette Bar Foundation for distribution to flood victims.
Consult your tax preparer for potential deduction of your gift card as a charitable donation.