The severe and deadly flooding in Louisiana is the worst natural disaster in the U.S. since Superstorm Sandy. For the survivors, thousands of them have been left with nothing, and need our help. Students are in great need of supplies for the new school year.
Here’s how you can help:
Trial Lawyers Care has created school supply lists for three different age groups—elementary, middle school, and high school—based on requests from affected parish schools. You can either download the supply list and shop locally and mail; or follow the links below to Amazon school lists pre-populated with the supplies:
View and print the supply document and shop at your retailer of choice locally or online. (Shipping address is below).
Pre-populated Amazon shopping lists:
AAJ/TLC Elementary School Supply List – approximately $105 w/completed backpack: http://amzn.com/sl/5XDK6SM6KZNM
AAJ/TLC Middle School Supply List – approximately $150 w/completed backpack: http://amzn.com/sl/2FS53WY0FE13D
AAJ/TLC High School Supply List – approximately $185 w/completed backpack: http://amzn.com/sl/2L5TU0IJEWSQ3
If you choose Amazon for your purchase, there are buttons to move all items on the list to your cart at one time, or to select individual items and move them individually to your cart. These options enable you to make changes before purchasing anything.
Please note that we’ve included “clear backpacks” in these lists because many parish schools now require their use. We did not include the scientific calculators at the high school level since this would double the cost of the high school supplies. But, if you are so inclined, we welcome this item as well.
TLC School Supplies
Herman Herman & Katz, LLC
820 O’Keefe Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70113
AAJ’s Trial Lawyers Care Committee member Jennifer Greene, at the Herman firm, is organizing a team of volunteers who will unpack and distribute the shipments to schools in the affected areas in and around Baton Rouge. If you have any questions regarding these supplies, please email Jessie Hoerman at Jess@THLawyer.com or Jennifer Greene at JGreene@hhklawfirm.com.
Giving Locally through the Baton Rouge Area Foundation
Another way to make a difference is by giving to the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, http://www.braf.org/louisiana-flood-relief. The Foundation is community-based and has set up a special fund specifically for this flood relief effort, to which Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has been directing contributions.