Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast with incredible force, leaving three states without power and thousands of people displaced without food, water, or shelter. Immediately, the Fuel Relief Fund team deployed a tanker truck filled with gasoline and drove from California to Mississippi, then to Louisiana. Conditions were devestating: highways were submerged and homes were completely destroyed, leaving miles of residential foundations as evidence.
Fuel Relief Fund provided free gasoline to victims, allowing them to power their vehicles in an effort to search for food, water, and shelter. It was this experience that cemented the establishment of the non-profit organization, Fuel Relief Fund.