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Bayou Hydrates was founded by local residents in response to the unprecedented August 2016 flooding in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, and surrounding areas. Our mission was simple: to provide much needed clean drinking water to evacuees and first responders as they waded through their situation. With the help of local non-profit organizations Operation: Full Pantry, The Bayou Beer Society, and The South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center as well as community partners Cannata’s Family Markets, Houma Daily Courier, and the Thibodaux Comet, Bayou Hydrates hit the ground running in short order. With the support and generosity of the Bayou Region backing us we were able to deliver over 50,000 bottles of clean drinking water to those in need.

Today we continue our mission as our neighbors in Southwest Louisiana find themselves in need of a helping hand. In the early morning hours on August 29 residents in Lake Charles, Louisiana were being evacuated via dump trucks as water quickly began to rise. We were able to quickly deliver three pallets of water to meet their immediate need. Shelters have been set up from Lake Charles through Cameron Parish by Catholic Charities of Southwest Louisiana, the agency that we have partnered with to disperse the water throughout their shelters. The need will remain for the foreseeable future.  We thank you in advance for your generosity as we show our neighbors who have helped us through many storms how much the Bayou Region cares!