Delivery Notes

QCS Delivering Baton Rouge Flood Disaster Relief

Posted by Karen Hales on Aug 15, 2016 3:00:56 PM

New Orleans courier company QCS Logistics is distributing Baton Rouge flood disaster relief donations to shelters serving victims of the historic flooding impacting four parishes in Louisiana.

QCS Logistics is distributing donations to Baton Rouge-area shelters housing more than 10,000 flood evacuees. The company is collecting toiletries, nonperishable food, clothing and personal items for flood victims in local shelters. The items are being accepted at the company’s St. Rose Warehouse, located at 150 James Dr. East, No. 180, and will be delivered by QCS to state-run and American Red Cross shelters in the affected area.

The federal government declared a major disaster in the state of Louisiana on Sunday following widespread flooding impacting Tangipahoa, East Baton Rouge, St. Helena and Livingston parishes.

Donations will be accepted at QCS Logistics Warehouse between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday of this week. (Collection efforts may continue, as needed.) To contact QCS regarding this initiative, call 504-940-6262.

Items needed to assist residents staying in shelters include:

  •       Bottled water
  •       Non-perishable food
  •       Baby Formula
  •       Diapers
  •       Clothing
  •       Sleeping Bags
  •       Toiletries
  •       Batteries

Ten Thousand People in Shelters due to Baton Rouge flooding

Twenty thousand people were rescued from the floods over the weekend, and 10,000 people have gone to shelters run by the state or the American Red Cross. Another 3,000 people are being housed at Celtic Productions, a movie production facility in Baton Rouge. Preparations are under way to open up the Baton Rouge River Center to house more evacuees.

QCS’s facilities and vehicles were not impacted by the flooding; however, a number of the company’s 75 drivers suffered flooding of their homes and neighborhoods. The floods also have impacted several QCS clients in the Baton Rouge area. More than 280 state roads are closed to traffic today by flooding, and some 1,500 people were stranded overnight in their vehicles in high water areas that could not be evacuated.

“We know firsthand what the people of Baton Rouge and the surrounding communities are going through. We remain grateful to this day for the generosity and support that helped our city come back from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina,” said QCS Logistics President Ronald V. Burns, Sr. “We are sending our thoughts and prayers to the community.”

The American Red Cross is seeking volunteers; to volunteer, please call 855-489-4528 or sign up online at volunteerlouisiana.gov.

ABOUT QCS LOGISTICS

In business for over 30 years, QCS Logistics provides on-demand courier, freight distribution, warehousing and fulfillment services to clients in more than 10 industries, including banking, medical, food & beverage, law firms, energy, oil & gas, construction, tourism, aerospace and professional services. The firm specializes in servicing Greater New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, St. Tammany and Jefferson Parishes; including service to the surrounding states in the Southeast region. QCS Logistics is located online at QCSLogistics.com. To contact QCS, call 504-940-6262 in New Orleans and  225-257-4254 in Baton Rouge.

Topics: Community Service