It’s been almost two weeks since Baton Rouge and its surrounding cities were hit with tragic flooding.
The devastation has been overwhelming. We’re informed of new, and sometimes growing statistics daily.
31 percent of the houses in Baton Rouge were affected by the floodwaters. More than 30,000 people had to be rescued from their homes. At least 13 people have lost their lives.
Even days later, when you drive down streets and through neighborhoods, you see mounds of people’s livelihoods dumped on the sidewalk. Beds. Wood. Tables. Chairs. Carpet. Rugs. Lamps. Photo albums. Clothing. Kitchen appliances.
It’s such a tough sight to see.
What’s not so tough to see–or better yet–what’s been amazing to see is all those who have rallied around each other to help. This devastation has brought our community together in such a strong, unique way.
The needs are so vast and so varied. Thankfully, our community is as well. It is wide-spread and diverse, and it’s nearly impossible to go one day without seeing needs being met, physically or via social media.
For those that are seeking help with specific services, we at Crossroads have some client connections that may be of help to you. We’re reaching out and extending our hand to you in this time of need.
- Henry Insurance – Henry Insurance Service is locally owned and operated. Whether you’re in need of an insurance adjuster, you have questions regarding your insurance policies or you need to purchase coverage, feel free to contact Henry Insurance. This is an excellent time to do a full coverage review of all your insurance needs.
- Lynch Construction Group – Lynch Construction Group is a residential renovation specialist and custom homebuilder. The LCG team is taking on a limited number of full home renovations. Resources will be scares in the next few weeks, but with LCG, all aspects of your renovation will be handled and managed for you. Contact 225-445-0350 to partner with Lynch Construction Group and begin working on an estimate and plan.
- Willow Tree Properties, LLC – Willow Tree Properties is in partnership with Lynch Construction Group to provide professional demolition services to the Greater Baton Rouge Area. It’s team specializes in flooring, cabinetry, plumbing fixtures, counters and gutting homes. Call 225-620-6935 for a free estimate.
- Bardwell Homes – Bardwell Homes is a residential home builder who has several communities in the Baton Rouge area. They currently have homes for sale or in process in Veranda in University Club, Long Farm, and the Highland District in Central, Louisiana. Visit www.bardwellhomes.com to see the homes in the $300,000 to $500,000 range.
- The Purple Cow – The Purple Cow is a non-profit thrift store with two locations here in Baton Rouge (Perkins Road and Jones Creek). Visit one of the stores for any clothing, furniture, and household items you need to purchase. A major bonus is that its proceeds go toward the Christian Outreach Center of Baton Rouge, which always helps the local homeless community, however is extending out support to flood victims. The Purple Cow also accepts donations.
- Evans Equipment & Environmental – Evans Equipment has industrial/commercial pressure washers for rent. They have rental trailer packages with water tanks ready to go. Their typical units are Hot Water, 3K PSI at 5.5 GPM outfitted with 500-gallon supply tanks mounted on a trailer. In addition, they also have a number of portable stand-alone units with hot and cold water available.
- Waguespack Law and Title – If you, or someone you know, are purchasing or selling a new residential or commercial piece of property, the Waguespack team is ready to facilitate a timely and efficient closing. Jacques Waguespack is a real estate and commercial attorney who can also help you form new entities, develop operating agreements for partnerships, and help you with real estate contracts. You can contact Jacques at (225) 615-8483.
- ResponsAble Safety Staffing– If you’re a contractor, landscaper, environmental service company, restoration or remediation company, ResponsAble has general and skilled labor for your temporary needs. Call 225-753-1909 to secure your labor force.
- Vacherie Fuel Corp – Vacherie Fuel has been providing propane fuel service to our region since 1939. Whether you need bulk propane service or bottle exchange, Vacherie Fuel is your best value in propane through recovery and beyond. Vacherie Fuel supplies standard propane exchange bottles with 20% more fuel per bottle than the leading competitors. You can check out their website for more information.
- Crossroads Professional Counseling – Our city has just been through a natural disaster. Many have lost everything, and most everyone was affected in some way, shape or form, even if it was just someone you knew. Part of the grieving process includes talking through your circumstances. If you’re in need of a counselor, please contact our offices at 225-341-4147. We’d be happy to set up a counseling session with you!
- Crossroads Professional Coaching – If you’re a small business owner and your mind is racing with questions about your business post-flood, we understand. What do you do now that “normal life” for so many has changed? If you are in need of a strategy session or business coaching, we are here to help. Contact us if you’d like to set up a coaching session with Jim or Sue Miley at 225-341-4147.
The road ahead may be long, but we’re here to help you in any way we can. Please let us know your physical needs and prayer needs during this season.