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Sulphur native helps Hurricane Laura victims in his old neighborhood

Posted at 7:28 PM, Sep 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-01 23:15:25-04

A Sulphur native is giving back to his community.

Leroy Ballou saw the destruction Hurricane Laura left in his neighborhood and knew he needed to help.

Ballou, a Sulphur native, made an unexpected trip from Houston back to his old home on Maple Street after seeing the aftermath of Hurricane Laura.

"I didn't know how to feel when I saw it but it was such a terrible feeling that I did have. I knew I had to do something. I had to step up to the plate."

Ballou and his children are helping storm victims in his old neighborhood and it's help that Rhonda Roden says is needed during this crisis.

"It seems like everybody just came together as a big community and that's exactly what we needed here in Sulphur," Roden said, who picked up food from Ballou on Tuesday.

That's why Ballou is making this a priority for his community.

"When it's gone we'll stop, but the plan is to come back and continue to come back until everyone is taken care of. Rebuilding is going to take a while," said Ballou.

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