#LiftingUpLA | 5.29.2020

Bill Cassidy US Senate

It’s no doubt that our state has seen its fair share of challenges in recent months. During this time, we have seen Louisianans come together to help those in need.

Now, as our state continues to reopen, we Louisianans are continuing to step up and lend a hand where needed. Whether they’re donating meals to health care workers, or working to provide financial assistance, Louisianans continue to lift each other up.

We can’t thank our health care workers enough for all they have done throughout this time to protect Louisianans and all Americans. We continue to see their hard work pay off in places like East Baton Rouge, where there were no new COVID-19 deaths for the first time in two months, a significant step in the right direction as we continue the process of reopening our state. 

As their way of showing gratitude, local builders and contractors in Baton Rouge prepared nearly 3,000 meals for frontline health care workers this week. And they weren’t the only ones to do so. The New Orleans Saints also took part in giving back by donating meals to health care workers across the country to thank them for all they have done.

With the financial hardship that has hit many during this pandemic, United Way of Northwest Louisiana has teamed up with the Salvation Army to create a fund to help struggling families get back on their feet.

These Louisianans and many more have set a great example by lifting each other up in times of need. We still have a long way to go in overcoming the challenges brought on by COVID-19, but together, we will come back stronger as Louisiana has done time and time again.

Thank you and stay safe,

Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D.