Flooding in Baton Rouge, La., has prompted an outpouring of support from all over the country, as seven people have been pronounced dead and over 10,000 people have been displaced. One of the residents of the city who has lost their home is Wendell Pierce, who is known for his role on the HBO show, The Wire.
“My neighbors & I have flooded in Baton Rouge,” he revealed to his Twitter followers on Sunday (Aug. 14). “I am reminded of the generosity given to my family during Katrina. Now we will care for you.” Afterwards, he tweeted the phone numbers of the Louisiana chapter of the American Red Cross and the Baton Rouge Food Bank, so that those living outside of the state would be able to help those in need.
My neighbors & I have flooded in Baton Rouge. I am reminded of the generosity given to my family during Katrina. Now we will care for you
— Wendell Pierce (@WendellPierce) August 14, 2016
Help the people of Louisiana: American Red Cross – Baton Rouge/Louisiana Chapter (225-291-4533)Baton Rouge Food Bank (225-359-9940)
— Wendell Pierce (@WendellPierce) August 15, 2016
Sadly, The 52-year-old actor is no stranger to devastation due to natural disasters. His childhood home was badly damaged in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina ravaged the city.
TMZ caught Pierce leaving LAX on Monday (Aug. 15), and he was noticeably shaken up after losing everything in the flood, only offering information in a few words.
“It’s private pain,” he told the cameraman. “We lost everything.”
Prayers going out to the entire Baton Rouge area and anyone with a loved one who has been affected by this tragedy.