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Colorado Springs couple heading to Louisiana to help in Hurricane Laura relief

Hurricane Laura donations

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- Coloradans will be traveling to some of the hardest-hit areas in Louisiana to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura.

For Mary LaVergne and her husband, Blake, the storm and damage hits closer to home because for them, it once was home.

"I'm about to go back to a place where I grew up and there is nothing left. You can't even go to your favorite restaurants," he said.

Photo provided by Blake LaVergne

The couple says they will be packing their truck and RV with supplies, and driving to Lake Charles, where their family lives, on Friday.

"I've been through hurricanes before and this one has definitely devastated the people I went to school with, friends, families," he said.

Photo provided by Blake LaVergne

Sunday they posted to Facebook to ask if anyone wanted to help by donating supplies. Within a few hours, that post had hundreds of comments full of other Coloradans wanting to help.

"I didn't expect the outpour we have from the community. We figured a few people would donate," Mary said.

If you'd like to make a donation, you can contact them here.

Alexis Dominguez

Alexis is a reporter for KRDO and Telemundo Surco. Learn more about Alexis here.


1 Comment

  1. Just a thought.
    So they are going down to help Their family in Their old hometown and this is news that they are helping with Laura?
    So all the donations they take down will go to Their family members who were affected?
    I could see it being big news if it was a caravan of a lot of people to go help. But 2 people going home to help their parents is not disaster relief. I am not discounting their efforts I just think if you give money or supplies to other organizations it could be better used or a broader scale for more people.

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