Updated: Sep 21, 2020
Lake Charles, Louisiana is an ever-growing city with breathtaking landscapes and a sense of freedom you feel from generous, amazing and welcoming people within its community. A town that measures its gatherings by the amount of seafood will be there, it’s a city that provides breath-taking waterfront views and a sense of community that welcomes you with open arms. The city nationally known for its baseball programs and sportsman paradise is also an area that needs our help.
On August 27th, Hurricane Laura, slammed ashore as a high category 4 with peak winds in the gulf at 150 mph. Hurricane Laura left complete destruction with thousands of families displaced and living in conditions with still no running water or electricity in midst of the September heat.
Hurricane Laura’s historic intensity caused catastrophic damage and was recorded as the strongest hurricane to hit Louisiana in 150 years, and the 5th strongest hurricane to hit the US in modern history. The eye wall, which brings the most damaging winds and intense rainfall, passed directly over Lake Charles, LA causing 640 miles of transmission lines down, which is enough power lines to stretch from Lake Charles to Atlanta.
Louisiana’s rising brand Hydra-Guard Sports Drink announced this week that they will be donating all 100% of online net proceeds for the entire month of September to help those families affected by the Hurricane. The company is actively supporting Louisiana’s southwest storm recovery efforts and is looking to help rebuild the great city of Lake Charles, LA. They set up a Gofundme page that donations can be made to. All donations will go directly to provide supplies and aid to families that have been directly impacted by Hurricane Laura.
Lake Charles native and Hydra-Guard’s CEO Joseph Tucker says: "Lake Charles, LA is my hometown and going back to see the destruction caused by Hurricane Laura was devastating. Thousands of families lost their homes and businesses with nothing to return too, many that I personally know. We are a Louisiana company and we are going to do our part to help rebuild the great city of Lake Charles."