Elon Musk & Musk Foundation Help Victims Impacted by Hurricane Laura

by Eva Fox September 01, 2020

Elon Musk & Musk Foundation Help Victims Impacted by Hurricane Laura

A few days ago, the Louisianans came face to face with a Category 4 hurricane. The wind speed of 150-185 miles per hour mercilessly demolished all obstacles in its path.

Laura was one of the worst storms ever to hit the US—devastating entire communities. Homes and businesses have been destroyed, some areas are still inaccessible, roads are blocked by debris, and hundreds of thousands of people are left without electricity, water, and some without homes.

In parallel with the fact that the property of hundreds of thousands of already poor people has been destroyed, residents are also facing the COVID-19 pandemic, which still has a stronghold on the region. Some people who lost their jobs due to COVID-19 now watched as their homes were destroyed.

During this challenging time, residents of the affected communities need help. Unfortunately, the media have already moved on to the next story, so the people of Louisiana are trying with all their might to draw the attention of the general public to the problem. An author of CleanTechnica, Johnna Crider/Twitter, is also one of the many residents of the state who uses her loud voice to do this. Thanks to her efforts on Twitter, the peoples’ outcry amidst this catastrophe won’t be silenced.

And now, Tesla CEO Elon Musk and his Musk Foundation have also heard the Louisianans—recently making a donation to the victims of Hurricane Laura. The Musk Foundation is a private grantmaking foundation founded in 2002 by Elon Musk and his brother, Kimbal. Although the foundation makes grants in support only of five areas, those who desperately need help outside of these areas also receive it.

The Foundation has donated to non-political causes, including $480,000 in grants for water filtration in Flint, Michigan and $424,000 to supply laptop computers to Flint middle-schools. Other recipients of Musk Foundation grants include international aid nonprofits such as Doctors Without Borders, which was given $100,000 in 2012 alone; healthcare organizations such as World Spine Care, and the co-educational Mirman School for Gifted Children also have received aid. 

 



Artists for Peace and Justice, which helps disadvantaged people internationally through education, and Haitian Relief Organization — which helped with recovery in Haiti after a tsunami struck that nation — received funding from the Musk Foundation in 2011. And these are just a few of the recipients of such financial assistance.

If you are able to help the victims of Hurricane Laura, please donate:

Here CajunNavyRelief

Here BR Area Foundation

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