Team Gleason and SBP to host 24-hour volunteer build for ALS patient who lost everything in the Baton Rouge area floods
The national disaster recovery organization and ALS advocacy group will host volunteers aroundthe-clock to jumpstart the rebuilding of the home of a flood-impacted ALS patient
WHAT: Team Gleason and SBP are bringing together community volunteers for a 24-hour Rebuilding Blitz to repair the home of Roy and Julie Harvey. (See below.)
The groups are raising funds to support the cost of the project. Visit: bit.ly/SBPGleason
WHEN: The blitz will begin at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 20 with an opening ceremony, and run through 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 21.
If attending the opening ceremony, please arrive at 9:45am.
WHERE: 10034 Santa Monica Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70818
WHO: Volunteer groups representing the following organizations:
• Team Gleason, joined by Steve Gleason and surprise guests
• SBP staff + AmeriCorps members
WHY: Six months after the floods that devastated Baton Rouge, thousands of families are still struggling to rebuild.
Roy and Julie Harvey have been married for 35 years and had lived in their home where they raised their family for over 20 years when their home was severely damaged by the August floods. Their situation presents an additional challenge because Julie was diagnosed with ALS, a degenerative motor neuron disease, in 2012. Julie can no longer walk, or pick up anything that weighs more than a few pounds, and the family is currently living in a trailer on their property where Julie cannot access most areas and sleeps in her wheelchair. Roy serves as Julie’s primary caregiver, something that was made more difficult by the flooding in August 2016. Costs for families caring for someone with ALS are typically an additional $100-200K annually, which is over and above usual living costs. Their situation is dire, which is driving the urgency of a 24-hour build.
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Saturday, May 20th | Softball Tournament
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