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Louisiana's parishes feel 'forgotten' in the dark weeks after Hurricane Ida
Residents in Louisiana have begun the long process of recovery following Hurricane Ida, which destroyed or caused major damage for about 8,000 homes statewide. While the city of New Orleans has largely recovered, the coastal parishes of Lafourche and Terrebonne are struggling with prolonged power outages and a growing housing crisis. Community reporter Roby Chavez reports from the ground.
Hurricane Ida: One month later -
A WWL-TV Special Report
WWLTV crews report from across Southeast Louisiana a month after Hurricane Ida made landfall. Here's a look at where recovery stands. Hurricane Ida was nearly a category 5 storm when it made landfall in Southeast Louisiana on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, and like Katrina, Ida's destructive forces were unprecedented, demolishing homes, displacing communities, and destroying infrastructure.
LOUISIANA BASED PRODUCTION COMPANY & 501(C)3 THAT PRODUCES DOCUMENTARY FILMS SPECIALIZING IN VETERAN ISSUES AND HIRING VETERANS FOR FILM PRODUCTIONS.
A VETERAN IS SOMEONE WHO, AT ONE POINT IN THEIR LIFE WROTE A BLANK CHECK MADE PAYABLE TO “THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” FOR AN AMOUNT UP TO AND INCLUDING THEIR LIFE.
OUR VETERANS: PLIGHT OF THE HOMELESS
DID YOU KNOW:
ON ANY GIVEN DAY, THERE ARE ABOUT 400 HOMELESS VETERANS IN LOUISIANA, OF THAT 400, APPROXIMATELY 100 ARE WOMEN. THERE ARE A FEW HOMELESS MALE VETERAN SHELTERS AND ZERO HOMELESS VETERAN SHELTERS IN LOUISIANA. TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE VETERANS AFFAIRS HOMELESS PROGRAM, YOU MUST BE A VETERAN THAT WAS NOT DISCHARGED WITH A DISHONORABLE OR LESS THAN HONORABLE DISCHARGE.
START UP CAMPAIGN
“A veteran is someone who, at one point in their life wrote a blank check made payable to “The United States of America,” for an amount up to and including their life.”
I started my own feature film documentary company so that I can bring to light veteran obstacles and ways, from the veteran’s point of view, to fix the issues they face. My goal is to get my feature length documentaries not only in festivals but streaming on networks like Amazon and Netflix. In between filming, I want to train interested veterans in the film industry jobs in front of and behind the camera so that they can work in the industry. I will also use my film equipment and office space to film video auditions for actors. My space will also be available for film industry meetings. I started a crowdfunding campaign to raise the money to help get my company up and running. I need to purchase the camera (Panasonic GH5 @ $2,000), some office equipment and to secure the rent for at least 1 year ($12,000) so that I can build up credit and income to purchase my own building. The crowdfunding campaign money WILL NOT be used to fund my first documentary, I plan to apply for and get the grants needed for that.
FEEL FREE TO DONATE TO MY START UP SO THAT I CAN HAVE THE EQUIPMENT NECESSARY TO MAKE OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARIES FOR OUR VETERANS.
Here is a YouTube link to my interview where we talk about my business helping veterans: