Hurricane Isaac - Donor Completion Video

“When a disaster hits they ask Who Dat? We say, CAN-DO Dat!” -Former NFL Saints player Jabari Greer

CAN-DO spent two months on the ground in St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana collaborating with local residents, organizations, community and parish leaders to help develop innovative methods in order to speed-up aid and effectively provide what was needed most to residents. Our purpose was for the CAN-DO team to show the residents of LaPlace, Louisiana that they had not been forgotten, and to illustrate how local companies, vendors and volunteers from across south Louisiana could rally around this neglected community to show their support and provide immediate relief.

What we did:
– Set up command center to distribute tools, cleaning supplies, clothing, meals, toys, emergency supplies and disaster packs to neighborhoods in LaPlace, LA.
– Organized volunteer teams to work in unison with the parish, assisting in debris removal from LaPlace resident’s yards and organized trash pick-up from state hired contractors.
– Aided in demolition and rebuilding of flooded homes.
– Cleaned and dehumidified homes from mold and mildew.
– Worked with FEMA to help relocate families displaced by Isaac.
– Provided security at neighborhood entrances and throughout neighborhoods in LaPlace to protect from looting.
– Organized a neighborhood block party for the residents of LaPlace and teamed up with the New Orleans Saints to help us distribute new toys, clothes, and food, as well as boosting the moral of hundreds of residents’ effected by Isaac.
– Christmas day, CAN-DO has partnered with Domino’s Pizza, Celebration Church and residents of the local community on distribute toys to children who lost everything after Hurricane Isaac.

Read more about CAN-DO’s Hurricane Isaac relief project and see additional videos, photos here.

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