UREC Launches Post-Disaster Financial Recovery Seminars for Baton Rouge & Baker Residents

urec-admin(Baton Rouge, Louisiana) – Urban Restoration Enhancement Corporation (UREC), a Baton Rouge nonprofit community development organization, will host Financial Recovery After a Disaster, which is a series of educational seminars developed to offer financial strategies and personal empowerment to families and individuals rebuilding their homes and finances following the 2016 Louisiana floods.

UREC is presenting the seminars in partnership with Red River Bank, the Wells Fargo/Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center’s Baton Rouge Disaster Recovery Fund (GNOFHAC),  the University of Minnesota, and Scotlandville Community Development Corporation (SCDC).

UREC President & CEO Emel Alexander said: “This collective partnership is prepared to bring immediate and long-term solutions to the Baton Rouge community as we rebuild post-disaster. We look forward to equipping participants with the insight, strategies and resources needed to make wise financial decisions during this recovery period.”

Red River Bank Community Outreach Specialist Crystal Casher said: “The recent flood devastated our community, and many are still struggling to recover. The goal of this seminar is to provide the steps participants need to take to recover financially and rebuild their credit after experiencing that financial setback.”

SCDC Executive Director Marion Zachary said: “We understand the challenges facing families as they navigate through the decision-making process post-disaster. Serving as an asset to the community in this regard is why we exist.  We are excited about being a partner in this program that will be a great benefit to the community we serve.”

UREC was recently awarded community development grants from both Red River Bank and GNOFHAC to facilitate educational, post disaster recovery seminars in the North Baton Rouge region.  Upcoming seminars are open to the public and free to attend. Advanced online registration is required at www.urecbr.com. For more information, contact Urban Restoration Enhancement Corporation at (225) 356-8871 or info@urecbr.com.

Register online at: http://bit.ly/2f8TcN .

Seminars will take place:

  • Saturday, November 12, 2016
    Delmont Gardens Branch Library
    3351 Lorraine Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70805
    9:30AM to 11:30AM
  • Tuesday, November 15, 2016
    Scotlandville Branch Library
    7737 Scenic Highway, Baton Rouge, LA 70807
    5:30PM to 7:30PM
  • Thursday, November 17, 2016
    Redemption Life Fellowship
    2400 Debra Drive, Baker, LA 70714
    5:30PM to 7:30PM