(LaPlace, LA): September 7, 2021 – In the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, which devastated parts of Southeastern Louisiana and surrounding areas, Comcast is making a $125,000 contribution to the United Cajun Navy, a 501(c)3 registered nonprofit organization based in Baton Rouge. United Cajun Navy is providing relief efforts in impacted areas of Louisiana, including hard-hit Houma and LaPlace.
“United Cajun Navy has a proud history of supporting local communities after natural disasters such as Hurricane Ida,” said Jason Gumbs, Comcast’s Regional Senior Vice President. “It is an honor to contribute to their mission and assist impacted residents during this very challenging time.”
Comcast’s donation is part of the company’s commitment to providing resources and support to communities during times of need. As Hurricane Ida approached, Comcast staged emergency generators and fuel trucks and brought in additional technical and network restoration teams.
Currently, dozens of Comcast teammates are on the ground in Houma and LaPlace assessing damage. The company also has hundreds of additional employees who are standing by, ready to assist as soon as they can safely access some of the impacted neighborhoods.
Comcast is working closely with the local power companies during this recovery and restoration process. Comcast’s goal is to restore services for customers as quickly as possible and as soon as it is safe to do so.
As a reminder, local power must first be restored to the home or business before Xfinity services can be restored, and the area must be deemed safe by a power provider. In some cases, customers may have power but not their Xfinity services because commercial power has not been restored to the Comcast network in their area. Comcast will continue to work around the clock to restore services.