BAKER, LA (WAFB) - Many of the schools in Baker are in the recovery process after the flood ruined buildings and equipment.
However, school leaders are one step closer in the process thanks to a $50,000 donation from the Baton Rouge Area Foundation (BRAF) in partnership with East Baton Rouge Metro Councilman Trae Welch.
The funds will be used for school uniforms, school materials and other needs of students affected by the flood.
"Somehow a crisis like this tends to bring us back to what we're all about, and that's family and support and we're all a part of this one race and that's the human race." said Herman Brister, superintendent for the City of Baker School System. "So to receive this unknowingly is a great plus for us and we just simply can't thank the foundation enough for putting us in the mix, so to speak as the kids would say, and helping us out to become whole again."
Several other area school systems were also given $50,000 by BRAF including Central, Livingston Parish and Ascension Parish.