August 29, 2020 –– HOUSTON_LAKE CHARLES Kroger has announced that they will reopen their Lake Charles location this Sunday, August 30 at Noon, sending ten trailers full of water and food with a police escort from the Houston Distribution Center located at 701 Gellhorn Street. Joining Kroger on route will be the Kroger Emergency Response Team and Mobile Pharmacy Trailer, following the caravan of trucks as they make their way down I-10 and across the Texas Louisiana border to Lake Charles.
As families who evacuated the Lake Charles area ahead of Hurricane Laura return back to their hometown, many are left without access to power or running water and have damage to their homes. The Kroger Emergency Response Team will be in the parking lot of the store located at 2010 Country Club Rd with 18-wheelers of water ready to distribute to the community, surrounded by banners emblazoned with the phrase “We Are Here For You”, a message of support to a community in recovery.
“As we look at the devastation Hurricane Laura brought, we want nothing more than to be here for our neighbors, our associates, and our community,” said Joe Kelley, President of Kroger. “The water lines are down so we brought plenty of water to distribute free of charge, and we have an industrial strength generator powering our store to allow people access to the necessities they need. We are here for the families impacted want them to know we are on site to help.”
Customers can visit the Kroger store, located at 2010 Country Club Road that afternoon to pick up their free gallon of water, as well as complimentary hot dogs at a cookout in the parking lot hosted by Nolan Ryan.