Hurricane Laura: What Matters Most and How to Help in the Midst of Devastation

The Aerial Recovery Group safely arrived in Lake Charles, Louisiana on Thursday night. We had a highly effective first day by splitting into two teams, one performing recon and filming the top needs in order to orchestrate effective aid and volunteers for the future. The other team jumped into emergency construction projects to assist the elderly. Watch our video footage of the devastation HERE.

We did a recon trip to Cameron Parish assisting the World Central Kitchen in serving the people in the community meals as well as directing them to additional food and support. Most people do not have web data or cell phone coverage as all the towers are down. 

It is such an eye opening and humbling experience to have the ability to see firsthand the devastation that the news is not reporting. “I’ve been to many devastations, and every single time I walk away humbled, and grateful for the experience of being able to witness the resiliency of the human spirit.” Britnie...

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Aerial Recovery Group Prepares To Deploy For Hurricane Laura Relief

Hurricane Laura barrelled onshore to the United States on the 27th of August 2020, making landfall near Lake Charles, LA. It was one of the strongest hurricanes to make landfall in Louisiana to date (tied with the Last Island storm) with a wind speed of 150 mph. Laura was the 2020 season’s 12th named storm and first major Atlantic hurricane. This hurricane is the 10th strongest US hurricane to make landfall, leaving 1 million people without power affecting 3 different states. At the time of this writing, the death toll has already reached 16 and hundreds of thousands are without water. 

In response to the devastation, Aerial Recovery Group, including its Volunteer Corps and its team of Green Berets (OD-R), is preparing to deploy to the region no later than September 3, 2020, to assist with the relief efforts. Aerial Recovery Group has begun pre-deployment operations from its Nashville staging area to the Lake Charles area of Louisiana and will be providing supplies,...

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