Pictures are worth a thousand words!  Lake Charles, Louisiana still needs help recovering from devastating floods. More rain fell in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on Monday than during the two damaging hurricanes last year.
According to Kenneth Larry Agee, Rotary District 6200 Disaster Committee Chair, the biggest need currently is volunteers to help gut houses.  "It is slow going with 4 or 5 people instead of 20 to 30." After cleanup, many homeowners will be needing supplies to help rebuild as many did not have flood insurance.   A few of the neighborhoods have been there for 50 years, are not in a flood zone, and never flooded before so a lot of expense is coming out of pocket.  
Needed are skilled tradesmen like drywallers, and carpenters willing to donate time.  Needed also are donations. 
Lake Charles is trying to filter through the needs and spread donations around to fill in gaps of insurance deductibles (some people are on their 3rd claim and deductibles are high, some have no insurance, and some FEMA is helping). Money donations will allow funds for needs as they filter through requests or matters found as volunteers are gutting homes.  Home Depot or Lowes cards in $50.00 increments are also requested as they can be given to homeowners for supplies purchased as needed. 
If you are willing and able to assist please let me know.  Your consideration is appreciated.
Jeff Johnston
District 5830 Disaster Relief Chair