Kappa Theta Epsilon Mobilizes to Assist Citizens of Louisiana in Wake of Record Flooding

On August 12th, a storm hit Southeast Louisiana causing more than 20 inches of rainfall in some areas.

There have been more than 20,000 rescues and seven casualties. As of this hour, the number of people who have been displaced is unknown; more than 10,000 remain in shelters around the state.

We send our prayers to those affected by this terrible tragedy, and hope for the continued safety of our friends and supporters in the area. As a social service organization committed to the health and well-being of all people, our members on the ground are mobilizing to assist the Gulf Coast community in the recovery effort.

The local contingent of the Sorority is working to provide those displaced with care packages, including personal hygiene products, infant care essentials, clothing for both children and adults, school uniforms and supplies.

We encourage other LGBT sororities, fraternities and civic organizations to participate in our efforts by providing in-kind donations and fundraising to support this relief initiative.

To read the official press release, please click here.

*Images courtesy of Baton Rouge Police Department.