A photo of the relief team
A group of Union College students helped with hurricane efforts in Grand Isle, Louisiana after Hurricane Ida destroyed several parts of the state. Photo courtesy of Kayleigh Hilyard.

Thousands of people were displaced after Hurricane Ida hit Louisiana on Aug. 26. A response team from Union College was invited by the mayor of Grand Isle, Louisiana, on Sept. 6 to help with hurricane efforts.

Kayleigh Hilyard and Maegan Balschweid were part of that committee. Their mission was to help those in need by tarping houses and cleaning debris from the surrounding area.