In wake of the historic Louisiana floods in August 2016, the Emeril Lagasse Foundation has donated new school uniforms for nearly 350 students at Southside Elementary and Southside Jr. High in Denham Springs. The donation was made through Kids in Need During Disasters (KINDD), a fund that supports children affected by natural, manmade and environmental disasters.
Denham Springs experienced some of the worst devastation from the Louisiana floods and resulted in thousands of children and families displaced from their homes. In an effort to aid in flood relief efforts, the Emeril Lagasse Foundation made the donation through KINDD to help meet the needs of hundreds of children who had lost everything.
“We’ve seen organizations from across the state and country come together during this difficult time, and the Emeril Lagasse Foundation is proud to join these efforts with KINDD and help in any way we can,” said Brian Kish, President of the Emeril Lagasse Foundation. “Our hope is that these new uniforms help make recovery and the return to school a little easier for children and their families affected by this disaster.
Established in 2010 in response to the Gulf Oil Spill Disaster, KINDD is a volunteer organization under the umbrella of the Northshore Community Foundation and the Baton Rouge Area Foundation. All funds donated to KINDD go directly toward the needs and educational well being of children affected by disasters.
The Emeril Lagasse Foundation continues to provide support to organizations that are helping children and families in need. Learn more about causes making a difference here.
About Emeril Lagasse Foundation:
Founded in 2002 by Chef Emeril Lagasse and his wife Alden, Emeril Lagasse Foundation is a 501c(3) public charity headquartered in New Orleans. The Foundation’s mission is to create opportunities to inspire, mentor and enable youth to reach their full potential through culinary, nutrition and arts education. Since its inception, Emeril Lagasse Foundation has granted more than $7 million to children’s charities to support culinary, nutrition and arts programs. To learn more about the Foundation and its beneficiaries, visit Emeril.org, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.