Buckner International has donated 12 pallets of bottled water, Gatorade/Propel powder and hand sanitizer to TBM Disaster Relief to aid in their response to the devastation in Southern Louisiana due to Hurricane Ida.
Hurricane Ida is the largest storm to hit Louisiana since the 1800s. Last night, the entire city of New Orleans lost power. TBM Disaster Relief volunteers left early this morning to help those affected by the storm. The pallets donated by Buckner contributed about 50% of the supplies the TBM Disaster Relief volunteers took to Southern Louisiana to serve those in need.
"We were blessed to have aid available at the Buckner Center for Humanitarian Aid that we could quickly provide to our friends at TBM," said Steve Watson, director of aid and assistance for Buckner. "When we heard they were loading supplies at their facility, our team jumped into action to deliver these pallets as they were preparing to pull out."
In addition to supplies, TBM Disaster Relief deployed a mobile kitchen capable of providing 30,000 meals a day, a shower/laundry unit, incident management team, assessors and an electrical support unit.