LSU’s head football coach Ed Orgeron is helping spread the word about how flood victims can get federal assistance. The governor’s spokesperson Richard Carbo says Coach O said he wants to be as helpful as possible during the recovery process. The newly-minted head coach will be the voice of PSAs about the ongoing recovery efforts.
“We’ve solicited him to be a voice for us and encourage folks to complete the survey and find out if they’re eligible to get a portion of the $1.6 billion that Congress has allocated to Louisiana,” Carbo said.
The survey can be found online at restore.la.gov, and beginning Tuesday will be a series of events around the state to help flood victims fill out the survey. Carbo says a lot of folks have a great deal of respect for the head coach of the Fighting Tigers. He hopes this will help spread the message about the survey.
“A lot of folks around the state know Coach O. They recognize his voice. They listen to what he has to say. We’re just hoping that it helps us drive up the signups on our survey,” Carbo said.
Carbo says about 20,000 flood victims have already completed the survey. He says while that’s a great start, they need more people to complete the form. He’s hoping they can get those signup numbers up with a little help from Coach O.
“This survey is critically important, not just to help folks get the assistance that they need, but also to show Congress how we still need an additional billion dollars,” Carbo said.
To find the survey or learn more about places to get help completing the survey, visit restore.la.gov.