Hurricane Laura devastated Southwestern Louisiana and parts of the Texas coast, almost 15 years to the day that Hurricane Katrina devastated the Mississippi and Louisiana coast. Hurricane Delta followed quickly adding to the damage, and recovery needs. We know that clean up and rebuilding have only just begun. You can help.
Where to Donate
These organizations are helping people with food, shelter, medicine, cleaning and building supplies and P.P.E. All of the following are established 501 c3 nonprofit organizations. If you know of a reputable organization that could be added to this list, please let us know.
Cajun Navy Relief
A citizen lead disaster relief organization, providing rescues and supplies. It is an established 501 c3 nonprofit.
Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana
It is collecting donations to be distributed to local organizations for immediate relief and in the future will provide grants for long-term rebuilding efforts.
Founded after Hurricane Katrina this SBP focuses on quickly rebuilding homes and businesses.
Second Harvest Foodbank
Serving Southern Louisiana has locations in Lafayette and New Orleans is accepting monetary donations and non-donations of non-perishable food and other supplies.
United Way of Southwest Louisiana
Text Laura to 40403 or donate online. Collected funds will immediate and long-term disaster relief, filling unmet needs and providing grants to other nonprofits and community partner organizations providing direct response services.
Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center
Several of its centers in the path of Hurricane Laura had to close. Now the blood supply needs to built back up. If you can give blood, please consider doing so at one the 17 locations in the Gulf Coast area.
Serve Alabama, lead agency for volunteers, and donations before during and after a hurricane or other disaster, here:
Volunteer Florida, lead agency for volunteers, and donations before during and after a hurricane or other disaster, here.
The Salvation Army of Coastal Alabama and Feeding the Gulf Coast. Both are partner agencies of United Way of Southwest Alabama.
Hurricane Sally Disaster Relief Fund. The fund is designed to support immediate and long-term recovery, fulfilling unmet needs of Baldwin County residents impacted by Sally.
United Way of West Florida serves Escambia and Santa Rosa counties and has recovery updates available at this link
Mississippi information here and here.
New Orleans Metro Area information here.