Monday, August 29, 2016

Uncle Darrow's Hosts Baton Rouge Fundraiser

(l-r) Anthony BegoniaDirector Entertainment Salvation Army, Kashif,
singer/songwriter/producer, Joshua Ledet, singer, American Idol finalist, 
Ro Brooks (Tyler Perry's The Haves and the Have Nots), 
Norwood J. Clark, CEO/President of Uncle Darrow’s Inc. & ReUnite America and Lt. Col Kyle Smith.

(Carson, CA)  -- People from all over the Los Angeles area, along with celebrities came to Darrow’s New Orleans Grill to support ReUnite America and The Salvation Army’s “Baton Rouge Flood Relief Fundraiser”.  Over a thousand dollars was put in The Salvation Army’s kettle and money is still being donated in the GoFundMe and The Salvation Army’s website.  The day was filled with enjoying the taste of good food, drink and music in the Louisiana tradition! 

Norwood J. Clark, CEO/President of Uncle Darrow’s Inc., a first generation family business, based in Los Angeles has always been heavily drawn to his Louisiana roots, has a plan for Los Angeles to do something about this natural disaster to help over 40,000 victims left homeless from the devastating flood.  

Darrow’s New Orleans Grill has partnered with The Salvation Army and Grammy Award Winner, singer/songwriter and producer Kashif's Team I Care Foundation to spearhead this Herculean effort.   They are planning a Bayou Aid Concert as one of the fundraisers.  Currently Kashif and friends have committed to the concert.

As they coordinate the concert event, the need is immediate to get funds to the Salvation Army so they can provide assistance to the area.    

About Baton Rouge & 5 Parish Floods 2016
Called the worst natural disaster to strike the United States since Hurricane Sandy, the current statistics say that a staggering 6,900,000,000,000 gallons of rainwater poured onto the earth over a five parish area in Baton Rouge in only one week causing some $30 million dollars in property damage and to date, the loss of 13 lives. Striking quickly, ferociously and somewhat unexpectedly, one part of Livingston Parish took on more than 31 inches of rainwater in 15 hours.

As ReUnite America did after Hurricane Katrina, they are mobilizing and galvanizing the abilities of those who can make a heart-felt donation to help and assist their neighbors, friends and relatives in Louisiana during their time of tremendous need.  Currently, it is estimated that some 40,000 people have been temporarily or permanently displaced.  At least 7,000 are still living in temporary shelters provided by the Salvation Army.   Many of the survivors have lost everything they had.

About ReUnite America
Based on the clarion call to be responsible humanitarians and citizens who care for all humanity, "ReUnite America" was founded in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.  As their grass roots mission, ReUnite America was established to marshal resources needed to bring hope, comfort and stability to those who are adversely impacted by natural disasters. 

You can still join the movement by making a donation in the following ways:

From your mobile device, text STORM to 51555 and you’ll be taken to a link to donate

Donate By Phone:  1-800-SALARMY(1-800-725-2769)

Photo credit: Donna Dymally Photography

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