Kelly Gibson Foundation
Hurricane & Flood Relief Efforts
Hurricane Ida Relief
We have been working with Eatel, Houston Astros Foundation, and Crane Worldwide Logistics over the month of September, 2021 to get help to the people of Southeast Louisiana. The Astros Foundation and Crane Worldwide Logistics provided us 4 18-wheelers of food, water and supplies, meanwhile Eatel has been a huge factor in distributing the products with us on-the-ground. Since Hurricane Ida made landfall, we have distributed 3 18-wheeler loads of non-perishable food, water, bleach, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, baby diapers, wipes, soaps, toiletries, dog and cat food, bug repellent, etc. to many areas of Southeast Louisiana. We have plans in place to distribute the 4th 18-wheeler of water to areas that need it and are continuously collecting donations to purchase more products for those affected. We have met with the communities below:
Larose, LA in Lafourche Parish where Eatel line crew employees and their families received supplies
St. John the Baptist Parish Emergency Operations Center and Sheriff's Office received 2 pallets of food for St. John Parish officials and employees
St. John the Baptist Parish Training Facility received 2 pallets of food towards distribution to the community and for the law enforcement staff
Terrebone General Medical Hospital in Houma received 20 pallets of baby products, diapers, baby wipes, bleach, detergent, soaps, food, and 3 pallets of water for the patients in their medical centers
St. Theresa of Avila Church in Gonzales received 2 pallets of toiletry and hygiene products, utensils, and other supplies
Louisiana and Texas Flood Relief
The destruction from Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana has impacted many cities and thousands of people. Feed the Relief, now the Kelly Gibson Foundation, was formed in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina with the mission to support those who were devastated by that disaster. Now, our goal is to do the same for those affected by natural disasters in our surrounding communities.
In the 2016 and 2017 floods in both Louisiana and Texas, first responders were on the front lines helping to evacuate those seeking shelter, medicine, food and water necessary to survive. While aiding others, many of these individuals experienced their own losses, and our assistance aided in their personal recovery.
Because of the support and generosity of our volunteers, sponsors, proud partners, and other members of our local community, our foundation provided help after flood waters devastated Southeast Louisiana in 2016. We raised over $20,000 and distributed $100 Walmart gift cards directly to first responders and law enforcement personnel that were affected in Ascension, Tangipahoa, Livingston and East Baton Rouge parishes.
After Hurricane Harvey, the Kelly Gibson Foundation, along with our community partners, was able to give over $100,000 in gift cards to families and first-responders in need and to aid in the post-flood recovery process in Texas.