How You Can Help Lousiana and Texas Flood Survivors
Updated at 10:10 a.m. CST, August 30, 2017
With a heavy heart I am watching the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey on our neighbors in Texas and Southwest Louisiana. I urge you to find a way to help. Many organizations have opened avenues to provide support and donations to those affected. The Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness maintains a strong relationship with local volunteer and relief organizations. A list of these organizations and links to their websites are listed below. Please visit these links to find more information about how you can help. Thank you for your interest in assisting those in need during the upcoming days, weeks and months after Hurricane Harvey.
- Properly documented volunteer time can save state and local governments millions of tax dollars. Please remember to track you volunteer hours, as well as distribution and feeding efforts. For more
information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
- To get updates on volunteer opportunities, register or visit this page often for updates.
- Conditions are still treacherous, and residents in affected parishes should check with local media and emergency officials regarding road closures, evacuations, and shelters.
- American Red Cross Shelter Training: The American Red Cross in Baton Rouge has organized additional training opportunities. To contact the Louisiana Volunteer Team with the Red Cross, call 1-800-229-8191 x. 3130
- United Way of Acadiana is launching Flood the Love, a community donation drive, in Lafayette, Opelousas, and Lake Charles, If you are interested in volunteering and you are able to sort and pack supplies, please sign up here
- Purple Heart Memorial Recreation Center Shelter - The City of Lake Charles has opened a shelter at the Purple Heart Memorial Recreational Center on Avenue H. People displaced by the flooding have been bused and brought into Lake Charles Monday night. Flood victims seeking shelter here will be fed, clothed, and housed. If you want to help you can contact Gregory at 337-707-7276.
- National VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster): For more information on how to help with flood relief in Texas
- Volunteer Houston: Sign up with Volunteer Houston to assist with disaster related volunteer needs.
- Samaritan's Purse: Is looking for volunteers over the next few weeks and months to help with disaster relief in Texas.
- For those interested in helping with search and rescue, follow Cajun Navy and Texas Navy on Facebook. Please coordinate with officials regarding needs, locations, road conditions, etc. before taking any action.
Volunteer Louisiana: https://www.volunteerlouisiana.gov/
American Red Cross: https://www.redcross.org/
United Way: https://www.unitedway.org/
Salvation Army: https://www.salvationarmy.org/
Louisiana Veterans of Foreign Wars: https://www.vfw.org/news-and-publications/press-room/archives/2017/8/vfw-offers-hurricane-harvey-support
- Louisiana Southern Baptist Missions: (State HQ in Alexandria) https://louisianabaptists.org/donateDR
Email from Assembly of God State HQ: (State HQ in Alexandria) https://us8.campaign-archive2.com/?u=6a65f03ea935ba76b87234de3&id=5600e2d625
Archdiocese of New Orleans: (Has Washington Parish in CD5)
The state United Pentecostal District in Tioga are directing Texas relief through national office:
BaseLa Missions (Southern Baptist Missions in most of West Feliciana, East Feliciana, Washington, & Northern Tang. & St. Helena) has put out instruction to help on there Facebook page in a video:https://www.facebook.com/baptistassociations.louisiana?hc_ref=ARTZ4CFUTrMsGcasLRxTxQhSMT_am-An7MEk16DZiULkCjcg7SSLKYib4Zh5K6m3kOU
The Red Cross has launched a massive response to this devastating storm and needs financial donations to be able to provide immediate disaster relief. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this disaster. More than 80 tractor-trailer loads of cots, blankets, ready-to-eat meals, comfort kits, kitchen supplies and cleaning supplies are now on the ground in Texas.