After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, R2 certified CACRC helped close to 4000 non-profits, schools, agencies and individuals receive computers to help restart their lives. CACRC is stepping up once again to help their Baton Rouge neighbors in the aftermath of August’s devastating flooding. The Washington Post determined that the "no-name storm" dumped three times as much rain on Louisiana as Hurricane Katrina – the equivalent of 7.1 trillion gallons of water. The National Weather Service described it as a 1,000-year flood. Twenty parishes (counties) in Louisiana were seriously impacted. Livingston Parish, one of the hardest hit, had 75% of the homes, businesses and schools were destroyed, and tens of thousands of people were sent to shelters. Unfortunately, most of the damage was not covered by flood insurance. While CACRC was fortunate to be located on high ground and fully operational within a few days, many staff and family members lost homes and cars.
In response, CACRC’s is once again involved in a long term recovery effort for Louisiana and is asking for the support of the electronics recycling industry. Many low and moderate income families who were among those hardest hit and are in need of computers. If you or your company would like to help by donating refurbished equipment or making a monetary donation, please contact Nancy Jo Craig, Executive Director of CACRC at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.cacrc.com. No amount is too small and all is deeply appreciated.