BATON ROUGE, La. – As a former state employee, retiree Don Lee has an insider’s perspective on government run programs.
“Restore Louisiana is a well-run program,” he says. “They did more than I expected they would in a short amount of time.”
The Lees’ Baton Rouge home received 18 inches of water in the August 2016 flood. Once the water receded, Don and his wife, Marie, acted quickly to get their home habitable.
“Four days after it flooded we were able to get everything out, including floors and sheetrock,” he says. “We had it completely dried out in about eight days.”
Lee says he and his wife were fortunate to have friends, family and some contractors who helped with the work necessary to move back in.
Lee learned about the Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program from TV and radio advertising. He and his wife chose reimbursement through the program because they had completed the bulk of their home repairs.
“My daughter took care of all the paperwork online for us,” he said. “Within a couple of weeks, two people from Restore Louisiana came out and looked at my home. In just a short period of time, we were approved.”
Lee encourages others to find out more about Restore Louisiana. “They are very professional, and I was pleased with our experience.”