In August 2016, historic flooding devastated much of Louisiana, especially in and around Baton Rouge. Several schools were completely destroyed, and hundreds more classrooms were damaged. Now, months later, we’re looking back on the amazing groundswell of giving that followed the flood.
Your support helped hundreds of teachers get back on their feet and rebuild their classrooms. In the end, donors funded nearly 700 projects totaling over 500,000 dollars. Here are a few of those teachers discussing their experience during and after the flood:
Thank you so much to all of the teachers featured in this video, and the hundreds of teachers like them across Louisiana. Their Herculean efforts made sure students had a safe place to go while they dealt with incredible hardship at home. While fundraising for flood-relief efforts has wrapped up, you can see a list of those projects on this giving page.
We’re also grateful for our generous donors and corporate partners, including AT&T, The Charles & Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, Chevron, Dow, Horace Mann, Staples, & Ulta Beauty, for supporting teachers and students impacted by the flood.