Louisiana residents were devastated by a Category 4 hurricane just a few days ago. The 150-185 miles wind speed per hour mercilessly demolished all obstacles in its path.
Hurricane Laura was one of the deadliest ever to strike the United States — devastating entire cities. Homes and businesses have been destroyed, some areas are still inaccessible, roads are blocked by rubble, and hundreds of thousands of people are left without power, water and some homes.
In parallel with the devastation of the property of hundreds of thousands of citizens, residents also face the COVID-19 pandemic which still has a foothold on the area. Some people who lost their jobs because of COVID-19 have now seen their homes ruined.
Residents of the impacted communities need support during the difficult period. Unfortunately, the media have already moved on to the next item, so the Louisianan people are trying with all their might to draw the general public’s attention to the issue. A CleanTechnica blogger, Johnna Crider / Twitter, is also one of the state’s many people who use her loud voice to do so. The uproar of the people in the midst of this tragedy will not be silenced, thanks to her efforts on Twitter.
And now, Tesla CEO Elon Musk and his Musk Foundation have also heard the Louisiana residents — recently making a donation to Hurricane Laura victims. The Musk Foundation is a private grantmaking foundation which was established by Elon Musk and his brother Kimbal in 2002. While the foundation only offers grants in support of five regions, funding is also obtained by those who urgently need assistance outside of those regions.
The Foundation has contributed to non-political causes including $480,000 in water filtration grants in Flint, Michigan and $424,000 to provide Flint middle schools with laptop computers. Other beneficiaries of grants from the Musk Foundation include non-profit foreign assistance such as Doctors Without Borders, which earned $100,000 in 2012 alone; health-care organizations such as World Spine Care, and the Mirman School for Gifted Children co-educational assistance.
Artists for Peace and Justice, which through education supports poor people globally, and Haitian Relief Organization — which helped recover after a tsunami hit that country — received funding from the Musk Foundation in 2011. And these are only a few of the beneficiaries of the financial aid.
If you are able to assist the victims of Hurricane Laura, please contribute:
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