App-Based Roadie Provides Free Shipping to Items Helping Baton Rouge

Roadie is an app-based community that puts unused capacity in passenger vehicles to work by connecting people with stuff to send with drivers heading in the right direction.

Following the flooding in Baton Rouge, Roadie’s on-the-way delivery network  is providing free shipping for items headed to and from Baton Rouge. The company is hoping much-needed clothing, supplies, and other goods will end up in the right place, helping those affected.

The company is aware that thousands of vehicles are driving along I-10, I-12 and other major roadways and want to tap into that transportation network.

“Tens of thousands of homes have been lost or damaged in Baton Rouge, and now that the flood waters are receding, people are coming together to rebuild,” said Marc Gorlin, founder and CEO of Roadie. “Roadie was built around the concept of neighbors helping neighbors. If you have an extra couch or mattress in your basement in Houston, and your sister really needs it in Baton Rouge, then shipping hurdles shouldn’t get in the way. Roadie can connect communities of people who want to give with communities of drivers who want to help. In my mind, there’s no greater use of the community we’ve built here.”

Roadie also allows volunteers, students, groups and others to earn extra cash for trips to Baton Rouge they might already have scheduled.

The app is available for download in the App Store, Google Play store, or at For more information about how to specifically help Baton Rouge and surrounding areas, visit the Roadie blog.