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Jenni Painter (left), her sister Kristin
Robinson and the late Louis Mayeux. Louis passed away shortly after their first drive. The duo continues to hold the annual Homeless Women’s Drive in his memory.

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Any kind of oversized bags or purses is needed for the Homeless Women’s Drive.

Passion for helping: Maurice woman organizes effort to aid homeless women, honor late friend

The US, among industrial nations, has the largest number of homeless women and the highest number on record since the Great Depression. An estimated 50% of all homeless people are women. A Maurice woman, after seeing a documentary several years ago about what homeless women struggle with, decided to put one foot forward in the fight to help these women. Jenni Painter gives herself a yearly goal; this year being a goal of 25 bags full of products by Christmas. This is Painter’s fourth year in doing a supply drive to support homeless women.

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LSU Partnerships Improve Hurricane Storm Surge Forecasts for Louisiana, Nation

BATON ROUGE – During the record-breaking 2020 hurricane season, more people than ever turned to LSU’s Coastal Emergency Risk Assessment, or CERA tool, which visualizes ADCIRC storm surge predictions, to help protect people and assets against flooding. Although the official season finally ended last week, the researchers are busier than ever in improving the tool and preparing for next year—by working directly with the decision makers who rely on it.

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