Fundraisers planned for Louisiana flood victims


An Evanston-based emergency management firm has organized a food drive and fundraiser to contribute to the recovery efforts from the massive floods this month in Southeastern Louisiana.

Hagerty Consulting, Inc. will kick off a weeklong food drive with Potbelly Sandwich Shop fundraising event from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31.

Potbelly will donate 25 percent of the profits made during the time to the flood recovery efforts, and Steve Hagerty, Evanston resident and Hagerty Consulting
founder and president, will match that donation as well as any donations made at the door.

All proceeds will be given directly to Disaster Aid USA, an aid agency currently on the ground in Louisiana supporting recovery efforts.

Then from Sept. 1 through 7, Rotary International will provide a central location for people to bring their canned goods. Sponsored by the Evanston-Lighthouse chapter of the Rotary Club, any goods collected will benefit the Evanston Corps Community Center of Salvation Army to support the needs of this community.

Additionally, Hagerty Consulting and Hoopla Communications will partner to donate $1 to the Baton Rouge Food Bank for each can donated. The Baton Rouge Food Bank was directly impacted by the flooding and lost a devastating amount of supplies in the disaster. In spite of that, they continue to support the community’s recovery, and the Food Bank is able to provide four meals for every dollar donated.

For more information call 847-492-8454 or email laura.scherb@hagertyconsulting.com.

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