“Convoy of Care” heading to Baton Rouge on Wednesday


Flood waters still surround homes as residents try to recover from the effects of Hurricane Ida Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, in Myrtle Grove, La. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Help is on the way for those recovering from Hurricane Ida.

A “Convoy of Care” is bringing relief supplies to four locations in Louisiana, including Baton Rouge.

These are the locations where the the convoy is going to make stops on Thursday, September 16:

  • U.S Army Reserve -1735 Foss Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
  • South Terrebonne High School – 3879 LA 24, Bourg, LA 70343
  • Ward 7 Citizen Club-5006 Hwy 56, Chauvin, LA 70344
  • Thrive 9th Ward -3600 Desire Parkway Street, New Orleans, LA 70126

The convoy consists of 8 tractor trailers that are going to disperse among the above locations.

Relief supplies are expected to arrive in Baton Rouge around 3 p.m.

Image courtesy of East Baton Rouge Sheriffs Office

“Convoy of Care” has been around for five years.

According to the City of Baton Rouge, “Convoy of Care started in 2016 as a direct result of the historic flooding that took place in Baton Rouge.”

The Baton Rouge Middle District Chapter of NOBLE and Georgia Chapter of NOBLE helped make Thursday’s “Convoy of Care” event possible.

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