Team ROWW is responding to the devastating Hurricane Ida that just hit the Gulf Coast. ROWW is no stranger to LA and will help residents with clean drinking water, immediate light medical needs, road clearing, and home muck & guts to prevent flood water damage from creating mold within the walls. ROWW will be aiding in communities that have not received adequate help. If you are interested in volunteering with us please click here (https://roww.org/volunteer/) To donate to this deployment and support our mission click here
August 30 –
Hurricane Ida was a deadly and destructive Category 4 Atlantic hurricane that became the second-most damaging and intense hurricane to make landfall in the state of Louisiana on record, behind Hurricane Katrina in 2005. In terms of maximum sustained winds at landfall (150 mph (240 km/h)), Ida tied 2020’s Hurricane Laura and the 1856 Last Island hurricane as the strongest on record in the state. ROWW is no stranger to LA and will help residents with clean drinking water, immediate light medical needs, road clearing, and home muck & guts to prevent flood water damage from creating mold within the walls. ROWW will be aiding in communities that have not received adequate help.
Planning it out – In small teams, ROWW will assess dangerous trees and impeding debris and removing them to allow safe access to homes. The skid steer will remove the debris, logs, and brush to the edge of the county road for pick up. After the lot has been cleared of all trees, debris and brush, a volunteer group will then pick up the rest of the debris by hand rendering the property ready for utilities to be installed and begin the rebuilding process. Homeowners can save $15K-30k in costs for clearing a lot!
September 1-14 –
ROWW along with Sirens Project planned and conducted relief efforts to help displaced residents clear their property so homeowner can safely return to their property in order to start the rebuilding process of homes. Having an arborist, sawyers and heavy machine operators with chainsaws, rope rigging gear, and skid steers led to overall effectiveness and success of the deployment. Shannon Easley from Christs Community Church provided our lodging, showers, laundry facility and meals during our deployment which is always a huge help so we can focus on the work at hand.
A very special thank you to all our volunteers and donors for getting involved and helping to make this deployment possible and effective!