East Baton Rouge Needs Your Support – Updates from Louisiana

We are in Louisiana with librarians from the East Baton Rouge Parish Library documenting their experience and their outreach efforts in the wake of this month’s devastating flooding, which the Red Cross is calling the country’s worst natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy.

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(Left to right) Free for All Director Dawn Logsdon films with Chaundra Johnson and Tameka Roby of the East Baton Rouge Library outreach team in front of their bookmobile. (August 21, 2016)

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Tameka Roby’s home was gutted after this month’s flooding destroyed most – if not all – of her belongings. She is gracious and let us film there.

RIGHT NOW, FOLKS NEED THESE ITEMS DONATED.

Here’s a list of what the library’s outreach team is asking for and where to send these items:

  • Rubber boots
  • Masks for mold
  • Gloves
  • Tarps
  • Rubbermaid bins, or plastic bins for storage
  • Underwear (only new)
  • Socks (only new)
  • Pinesol
  • Baby Wipes
  • Sunscreen
  • Clorox disinfectant wipes
  • Bug repellant

PLEASE SEND DONATIONS TO:

3434 North Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

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