Hudson Group, New Orleans Air Ventures II Donates $15K+ To 4 Families Impacted By LA Flood

NEW ORLEANS – Hudson Group and its joint venture partners New Orleans Air Ventures II were joined by New Orleans Aviation Director Iftikhar Ahmad, New Orleans Aviation Board Director Cheryl Teamer and representatives from the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging Wednesday, August 24, 2016, for a special presentation to four families impacted by the Louisiana floods. Families received more than $15,000 in cash donation and supplies to assist in their recovery process.

         "We know what these families are going through, just like our employees experienced in Hurricane Katrina, and we are honored to help in whatever way we can large or small," said Carol McElheney, General Manager of Hudson Group's New Orleans operations. "We believe in not only being a good corporate citizen, but also a vital resource for the great people of Louisiana."

         The Smith family, lifelong residents of New Orleans, lost everything in Hurricane Katrina. The family relocated to Baton Rouge to rebuild their lives after the hurricane, and for the second time, they were forced to start over after another devastating flood. The family was provided with a cash donation to assist in rebuilding their home.

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         Tasha Mix and her daughter, Erial, were preparing for her freshman year at Los Angeles Film and Arts School. Mix had purchased the required school supplies, wardrobe, dorm room supplies, etc. Unfortunately, it was all destroyed by the flood waters. The Hudson Group provided the Mix family with everything that Erial would need to begin college.

         The Sims family lost multiple family homes that impacted three generations. Grandparents Bernell and Brenda Sims, their daughter, Maranda, and her four young children lost their homes in the historic floods. The Hudson Group and New Orleans Air Ventures provided the family with a $5,000 donation.

         Juanita Guillot, a senior active with the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging, lost her home and was provided $5,000 to replace items lost in the flooding.

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         The families gathered inside the Hudson News store at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport for the presentation.

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