Baton Rouge, La. — May 27, 2021 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced today a partnership with Team Rubicon, a veteran-based volunteer organization, to help residents clean out flood damaged homes in the aftermath of last week’s severe weather. Teams are scheduled to begin assisting residents this weekend with gutting homes and moving debris to the curb.
“Many of our residents in East Baton Rouge Parish need assistance on their road to recovery. The volunteers from Team Rubicon are important partners in helping our community recover from last week’s flood,” said Mayor Broome.
“The recent storms in the Gulf Coast dropped devastating amounts of rain across Louisiana, leaving many communities severely flooded, especially Baton Rouge,” said Adam Garner, Team Rubicon’s Incident Commander for this operation. “Our teams of committed volunteers are ready to put their disaster response skills to work helping Baton Rouge communities to stabilize, recover, and get on their feet.”
Residents in need of assistance can call the flooded home hotline at 844-965-1386. The hotline will remain open through June 4, 2021.
Anyone interested in supporting Team Rubicon can visit www.teamrubiconusa.org.