BATON ROUGE EMERGENCY AID COALITION
We Make It Easy to Help Others
The Baton Rouge Emergency Aid Coalition (BREAC) is comprised of physicians, attorneys, therapists, business owners, but, most importantly, mothers. Prior to forming the coalition in the month following the 2016 Flood, one mom was able to donate 10,000 shoes through the vendors of her local shoe store. Another mom helped to create the medical triage area of Celtic Studios and River Center shelters, eventually becoming one of the medical leads for River Center. Another located three hundred evacuees at a motel who were not receiving aid from other organizations, and coordinated the delivery of 1,500 meals, as well as clothing, shoes, and toiletries. Two moms collected corporate donations and delivered them directly to those affected. Finally, one coordinated the preparation of 45,000 meals for days following the flood, through her family's local culinary school.
As a coalition, these women have come together to help the Livingston Parish School system and Mighty Moms to ensure that their FullTummy Bag Program continued until they got back on their feet. They have also helped get over 100 kids off the floor by providing mattresses. Daily, they strive to identify individuals and groups who need assistance.
Most recently, these women have provided aid outside of the Baton Rouge MSA, specifically to victims of Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria. They have worked with Cajun Airlift to provide much needed medications and supplies to Hurricane ravaged areas, as well as with local grassroots community organizations to ensure that everyday essentials are distributed.
All of the proceeds donated are given directly to those in need, as BREAC operates on a purely volunteer basis. These women are here to help, here to stay, and specialize in getting things done. BREAC's mission is to provide aid for individuals and groups in times of crisis.
Your Dollars Can Make a World of Difference
BREAC relies on support from people like you to assist with the ever changing needs of our community and beyond. All of the proceeds that are donated will be given to those in need, as BREAC works on a purely volunteer basis. These women all have unique connections in the community, and they use them to further benefit those persons requiring assistance.