Hurricane Laura devastated the Lake Charles area and surrounding parishes. Local individuals and businesses who want to help may want to consider donating to the Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana’s Hurricane Laura Relief and Recovery Fund. Contributions will help with pressing needs such as food, shelter and medicine, as well as with long- term rebuilding and recovery efforts. This is an organization that started in 2008 and was doing good work in the area well before the storm. Find out more at www.foundationswla.org/hurricane-relief.