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You Can Help:  Hurricane Ida Recovery and Relief

Hurricane Ida devastated the Gulf Coast Louisiana and Mississippi 16 years to the day that Hurricane Katrina devastated the Mississippi and Louisiana coast. We know that clean up and rebuilding have only just begun.  

You can help.

A financial donation is generally the best option because it can be readily directed as needs change.  This recovery will be long and sustained support needs are anticipated.   Before donating, do your research.

GuideStar,  CharityNaviator are two organizations that can direct you to non-profit and aid organizations.  Below we have information that will help you consider where you can add your support.

Where to Donate

Local Organizations

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.  Donate money here.  Volunteer sign up here. Donate supplies here.

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. 

SBP Founded after Hurricane Katrina this SBP focuses on quickly rebuilding homes and businesses.  Donate here

Second Harvest Foodbank Serving Southern Louisiana has locations in Lafayette and New Orleans is accepting monetary donations

United Way of Southwest Louisiana Collected funds will immediate and long-term disaster relief, filling unmet needs and providing grants to other nonprofits and partner organizations providing direct response services. Donate here.

United Way of South Mississippi donate here

National Organizations

All Hands and Hearts  This volunteer-powered nonprofit addresses the immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by disasters. Donate.

American Red Cross donate here.

Americares This global non-profit organization focuses on health and development that respond to individuals affected by poverty, disaster, or crisis. The organization addresses poverty, disasters, or crisesDonate here.

World Central Kitchen On the ground now in New Orleans providing fresh, nutritious meals, to people impacted by and responding to Hurricane Ida.  The Relief team is in New Orleans.  Donate here. 

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