LAD to coordinate with FEMA to provide aid to deaf community impacted by Hurricane Ida

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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)- Louisiana Association of the Deaf (LAD) will be traveling to the New Orleans area on Sept. 24 to bring some relief and provide emergency assistance to those within the deaf community who have been impacted by Hurricane Ida. 

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be on location to assist with disaster applications and with any other available emergency benefits with sign language interpreters.  LAD will provide a case of bottled water and a gift card for those affected by the hurricane.  For those seeking relief from LAD, proof of ID and/or a recent utility bill will be required.  

The LAD will be at the Clearview City Center at 4436 Veterans Blvd from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

The Louisiana Commission of the Deaf will provide assistance to replace assistive technology equipment and/or Hearing Aids.  ZVRS/Purple Communications will provide new videophones. 

Multiple Organizations serving the deaf community have contributed to our Hurricane Relief Fund and will be volunteering on this day.

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