This past August, Hurricane Ida made landfall in Port Fourchon, Louisiana. With winds reaching a staggering 150 mph, the Category-4 storm ravaged the state, leaving homes destroyed, roads flooded, and human lives lost in its wake. It was arguably the most devastating natural disaster the state has seen since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Louisiana wasn’t the only state to feel Ida’s wrath, however, as many territories in the tri-state area – including New York and New Jersey – felt the storm’s remnants. New York City residents were met with intense flash floods, left without power, were displaced from their homes, and in some cases lost their lives to Hurricane Ida.
It goes without saying that these areas are in desperate need of help. In an effort to aid both the communities in Louisiana and New York who were affected by Hurricane Ida, we will be collecting donations at all of our Jimmy Jazz stores from October 4th to November 1st. All proceeds will be allocated to two non-profit organizations – Imagine Water Works and Food Banks for New York City – that are actively providing disaster relief to those affected areas. Jimmy Jazz will be matching every dollar donated, up to $10,000.
Imagine Water Works is a Louisiana-based non-profit organization that has been aiding their communities since 2012. They work to provide aid in the event of natural hazards, flooding, and pollution. They’ve supported Southwest Louisiana through Hurricane Laura and recently expanded their hurricane-prep outreach to the Northeastern United States due to Hurricane Henri. Now they’re giving aid to the state as it recovers from Hurricane Ida.
The Food Banks for New York City is a non-profit organization that strives to end hunger in their communities by providing food, information, and support to those in need. They’ve been working to end food poverty in New York City for more than 36 years.
For more information about Imagine Water Works and Food Banks for New York City, follow the links below.