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Ruth Inst. President Responds to Devastation in Lake Charles, LA
Posted on Friday, September 04, 2020
“The Ruth Institute is based in Lake Charles, Louisiana. My family and I also live here. The devastation of Hurricane Laura is heartbreaking,” said Ruth
Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D.
Laura was the most powerful hurricane to hit Louisiana in 150 years. “The damage it did is hard to put into words – trees fallen across houses, power
lines down, piles of debris everywhere, families left homeless, businesses and jobs destroyed, and so many precious lives lost across our state,”
Morse related. “We’re told that most of Lake Charles will be without electricity and water until at least the middle of this month.”
“Our hearts go out to our friends and neighbors who have lost so much. We can only guess at how long it will take for life to return to normal in a
town that opened its arms to us when we moved here several years ago.”
“The Ruth Institute’s offices were completely destroyed – although we salvaged our books and important papers. The full extent of the loss will take
time to assess.”
Morse concluded, “We hope all of our friends will pray for us, as we pray for those of our community who have suffered so much.”