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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

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.

TOPICS INCLUDED

ATTN: Volunteer Organizations

ATTN: Volunteers

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Links to Organizations Providing Assistance

Links to Local Religious Organizations Providing Assistance

Current Red Cross Response Efforts

 

ATTN: VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATIONS

- If you are in need of volunteers, register your opportunity or email kchisham@crt.la.gov to have you opportunity listed on this page.

- 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 kchisham@crt.la.gov

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ATTN: VOLUNTEERS

- 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.

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CURRENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

   In Louisiana:

  • 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.

In Texas:

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LINKS TO ORGANIZATIONS PROVIDING ASSISTANCE

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LINKS TO RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS PROVIDING ASSISTANCE

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CURRENT RED CROSS RESPONSE EFFORTS  

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.                            

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