Houma, La., Sept. 9, 2016 – Comcast NBCUniversal today announced a $50,000 cash donation to the Baton Rouge Area Foundation’s Louisiana Flood Relief Fund to support impacted residents across southern Louisiana.
Prolonged rainfall in Louisiana has resulted in catastrophic flooding that has displaced thousands of residents and businesses. Many of the state’s rivers and waterways have reached unprecedented levels, with rainfall accumulating to nearly 2 feet in many parishes. The flooding has been described as the worst natural disaster in the United States since Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
“We have an extensive history filming in communities across southern Louisiana, and our company has developed close ties with so many workers and businesses that have been impacted by flooding. It is essential that the film industry support southern Louisiana, the Governor and local officials as recovery begins in earnest,” said Brian O’Leary, SVP at NBCUniversal. “We are proud to partner with the Baton Rouge Area Foundation to help Louisiana residents begin to repair the social and economic fabric of this vital region, and we will continue to watch the situation closely.”
“We appreciate Comcast NBCUniversal’s financial contribution, which will go a long way toward helping our residents at a critical time,” said John G. Davies, CEO and president of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation. “Comcast NBCUniversal’s generosity lets us continue supporting nonprofit organizations that provide the necessary food, medicine and supplies to our residents.”
Donations to the Louisiana Flood Relief Fund can be made online at BRAF.org. Contributions to the fund are tax deductible.