Aid for disasters always relies on support, generosity, and partnerships with others who aim to lend a helping hand—which is exactly what Guardian Relocation (1032) did for victims of Hurricane Ida. After the devastating Category 4 hurricane made landfall in Louisiana last year, Guardian Relocation teamed up with Lutheran High School in Indianapolis to help those affected by this tragedy.
Rod Woodruff, General Manager of Guardian Relocation, has a son who attends Lutheran High School. In one of the morning newsletters the principal had requested assistance from students, staff, and parents alike to rally together and join the relief effort, which is when Guardian Relocation answered their call.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, many children and families were in dire need of basic necessities to survive. Guardian offered to supply a truck and transportation free of charge if the school could fill the semi with the items needed to help these families recover. Lutheran High School gladly accepted the challenge ahead and, in collaboration with six other Lutheran grade schools in the area, they rose to the occasion.
On October 23, 2021, Professional Van Operators Shawn Dyer and Eric Merida loaded and delivered a trailer full of supplies to Atonement Lutheran Church & School in Metairie, Louisiana. The items collected included bottled water, diapers, nonperishable food items, toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies, and baby wipes.
“Jay Fuson, President of Guardian Relocation, always encourages the branches to get involved in their communities,” said Rod. “So when I saw the morning email asking for help, I knew the opportunity was knocking on my door. I always feel good getting involved and helping others during their time of need, and the best way I could do that in this situation was to provide the transportation."
To learn more about Guardian Relocation, visit www.guardianrelocation.com/home. To learn more about Lutheran High School, visit www.lhsi.org.