John Schneider is no stranger to what a hurricane can do in a town. After Hurricane Laura recovery efforts began, Schneider actually came to Sulphur and stood outside in the heat to help hand out supplies to residents. He showed up to help, not for publicity, just to help. Just a few weeks ago, Schneider was invited to play for Sulphur's National Night Out where he was given the key to the city of Sulphur.

Now, the tables have turned on Schneider. Hurricane Ida swept through Holden where Schneider's studio is and it left no tree unturned in the area. On top of that, now they are fighting rising floodwaters as Ida moved more north. Schneider was in Tennessee as the storm came through Louisiana, but made his way back down as soon as he could. Now, not only is he working to clean up his own property, but he is working to organize other efforts around him and encouraging others to help their fellow man as well.

He has been posting videos on his own Facebook page encouraging others to help out their fellow man and donate to local charities if they can. It is quite inspiring to see someone who did take a bunch of damage like Schneider did on his property and to his studio, but sit there and encourage others to help their neighbours. He did the same thing for Sulphur, and it's something the locals there will never forget.

Facebook, John Schneider Studios
Facebook, John Schneider Studios

We wish John the best and hope the ongoing relief efforts being organized for east Louisiana help as many people in the areas as possible. If you are trying to help or donate, please keep in mind that it was just not Baton Rouge and New Orleans that were impacted by Ida. Just like Lake Charles was not the only city for Hurricane Laura. Remember the smaller cities, the ones people can barely pronounce.

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