April 26, 2022
Recognizing the tremendous need for housing as our community recovers from Hurricane Ida, one major donor to Bayou Community Foundation’s Bayou Recovery Fund has announced a challenge grant to fund continued home rebuilding and repair work in Dulac this fall.
The Ray & Kay Eckstein Charitable Trust has committed a gift of $500,000 to support the housing project with the challenge that Bayou Community Foundation raise an additional $500,000, providing at least $1 million to fund another building season with Mennonite Disaster Service beginning in October.
“The Eckstein family has been a very generous donor to the Bayou Recovery Fund since Hurricane Ida made landfall, and this new $500,000 challenge grant from the Ray & Kay Eckstein Charitable Trust is another significant, impactful investment in our bayou communities’ recovery,” said Bayou Community Foundation Executive Director Jennifer Armand. “We invite other donors to join us in meeting this challenge and raise at least $1 million to build many more homes over the next year for the neediest of our neighbors left homeless by Hurricane Ida.”
Contributions to Bayou Community Foundation’s Bayou Recovery Fund can be made here: https://www.bayoucf.org/disaster-recovery/