Hudson Group, New Orleans Air Ventures II Contribute Funds To Families Impacted By LA Floods Today

NEW ORLEANS – Hudson Group, the largest travel retailer, and its joint venture partners New Orleans Air Ventures II were joined by Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport officials today at the Hudson News store inside the airport, outside of Concourse B, at 10:00 a.m., for a special check presentation to families impacted by the devastating Louisiana floods. These families received cash donations to assist in their recovery process.

         "We know what these families are going through, just like all of our employees experienced with Hurricane Katrina, and we are honored to help in whatever small way we can," said Carol McElheney, General Manager of Hudson Group's New Orleans operations.

         Hudson Group reps said the company believes in not only being a good corporate citizen, but also a vital resource for the people of Louisiana.

         Those scheduled to attend today’s check presentation were:


• Hudson Group

• New Orleans Air Venture II

• New Orleans Aviation Director Iftikhar Ahmad

• New Orleans Aviation Board Chair Cheryl Teamer

• East Baton Rouge Council on Aging

• The Smith family, lifelong residents of New Orleans, until they lost everything in Hurricane Katrina. The family relocated to Baton Rouge to rebuild their lives after the hurricane. Now for the second time, this family is forced to start over after another devastating flood.

• Tasha Mix and her daughter Erial. The family was preparing for Erial to go off to her freshman year at Los Angeles Film and Arts School. Mix had purchased the required school supplies, wardrobe, dorm room supplies, etc. Unfortunately, it was all destroyed by the flood waters.

• The Sims family lost multiple family homes that impacted three generations. The grandparents Bernell and Brenda Sims, their daughter Maranda, and her four young children.

• Juanita Guillot, a senior active with the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging, experienced significant devastation as a result of the recent floods.


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