BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Some Baton Rouge groups got a boost from a nearby organization.
The Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC) is giving more than $200,000 in grants to local non-profit and faith-based organizations that need help recovering from the flood.
The New Orleans based organization is no stranger to natural disasters, and officials said they jumped at the opportunity to help their fellow neighbors get back on their feet.
"We have firsthand experience with the barriers to recovery that communities, particularly low income and vulnerable communities, face in the aftermath of disaster," said Caushauna Hill with GNOFHAC. "After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the fair housing center worked to provide thousands of clients with necessary resources to assist them relief and recovery efforts."
More than 20 groups in the Baton Rouge area received grant money, including the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging and the Big Buddy program.