DALLAS – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – The Dallas law firm of Baron & Budd, P.C., has announced a contribution of $100,000 for a citywide effort to provide housing for many victims of Hurricane Katrina who have been relocated to Dallas.
“Project Exodus” is an initiative sponsored by the City of Dallas and Mayor Laura Miller, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and Dallas-area churches and businesses. The effort will provide 1,000 apartments for displaced victims of Hurricane Katrina.
“Baron & Budd’s mission is to help people in need, and Project Exodus will be a blessing for many of those who have been forced to leave their homes,” says Russell W. Budd, managing shareholder of Baron & Budd. “Our firm represents more than 15,000 men and women in the Gulf Coast region, many of whom are now seeking shelter in Dallas and other communities. We will continue our effort to help everyone who has been hurt by this disaster.”
Current estimates indicate that as many as 65,000 Hurricane victims have relocated to Texas. More than 16,000 people have sought assistance from the American Red Cross in Dallas. Of those, nearly 2,000 are staying at downtown makeshift shelters at Reunion Arena and the Dallas Convention Center.
The apartments funded through “Project Exodus” are located throughout the city. Mr. Budd says that by providing a stable home, the initiative will help many victims get back to their normal lives.
“We are encouraging every local church and business to join us in this effort,” Mr. Budd says. “The people who have come to our city seeking help deserve to see our community work together to provide the assistance they need.”