From SC to LA: Helping Keep Each Other Above Water

Seeing the images of the devastating flooding in south Louisiana has been a kind of uncanny déjà vu for South Carolinians who experienced their own historic levels of rainfall and destruction nearly one year ago. Residents of the Midlands and the Lowcountry alike can recall the horror of dams being swept away, of cars disappearing into sinkholes, and the painstaking process of rebuilding homes and lives in the months that followed.

Following that tragedy, the Louisiana Hospital Association Research and Education Foundation quickly rallied support to help South Carolina hospital employees in need, raising ten thousand dollars for SCHA’s own flood relief efforts aimed at helping hospital employee whose lives had been impacted by the disaster.

Now, it’s the Pelican State that is in need. Over forty thousand homes were affected by the recent flooding in August, with an estimated 5,000 hospital employees suffering significant property loss. LHAREF has established a Louisiana Hospital Employee Assistance Fund to provide support for employees and their families who live in FEMA-designated disaster parishes that suffered significant property lost. We’re calling on all South Carolinians, particularly those in the healthcare field, to recall both the needy despair and the welcome relief brought by those not only around our state but also across the country, like LHAREF, and consider donating to their assistance fund here. Let’s send a little gris gris to those most in need.

10-10-2016 05:19 (EDT)