How to Help Louisiana Flooding Victims

August 24, 2016

How to Help Louisiana Flooding Victims

Photo Credit: Chuck Simmons

As you may know, Louisiana has recently experienced one of the worst natural disasters in recent years. Over 60,000 homes have been reported damaged or destroyed. It's being estimated that the home property damage alone is at least $30 Billion, not including businesses and infrastructure. If you would like to help flood victims there are lots of ways to do your part.

VOLUNTEER

SHIP SUPPLIES FROM OUT OF STATE

DONATE TO AN INDIVIDUAL
GoFundMe.com has thousands of fundraisers for individuals that either need help or are trying to help others. If you'd like to donate to one of them, this article may be helpful.


DONATE TO A CHARITY

Baton Rouge Area Foundation
The Baton Rouge Area Foundation's Flood Relief Fund is designed to, "ensure that your donations go quickly and directly to nonprofits that are doing the most for people who call Louisiana home."

Save the Children - Gulf Coast Floods Children Relief Fund
"Your support will help us protect vulnerable children and provide desperately needed relief to families... your support helps Save the Children provide assistance in the critical first hours and days of an emergency when children need us most."

The Salvation Army - Gulf Coast Relief Efforts
"...The Salvation Army sees people through their darkest days. Your gifts bring hope to people affected by a disaster by offering food, shelter, comfort, and a plan for recovery. "

American Red Cross - Louisiana Floods
"Red Cross workers are providing shelter, food and comfort right now, and will continue to be there in the weeks and months as ahead, helping residents recover from this massive disaster."

Convoy of Hope - Disaster Services
"Since our response began, we have delivered more than 1 million pounds of relief supplies to families in need bringing the total number of people served to nearly 40,000. Volunteers have put in more than 1,000 volunteer hours distributing supplies to the hardest hit areas. We will continue to focus on the distribution of supplies for the next several days."

There are even more charities trying to help. Read this article to see more.


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