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LA Flooding

Looking for ways to help Louisiana Flood Victims?

As you may know, southern Louisiana (specifically Baton Rouge, Lafayette and surrounding areas) has been devastated by the recent “historic” flooding. Many families have lost everything and will need a lot of help for quite some time. Here are just a few ways that you can help…

Cash

Cash Donations –

Red Cross

Service Opportunities –

  • If you want to volunteer, call the Red Cross at 855-489-2528 or sign up online.
  • Foster an animal. Help the no kill shelter in devastated Denham Springs by filling out an application. As a foster you would provide day to day care and food; all medical will be provided through ARNO shelter.
  • St. Timothy {Mandeville} – organizing volunteer efforts and collecting items

Food Collections

Drop Off Locations –

  • Be sure to check out this site with LOTS of Drop Off Locations by City / Area of New Orleans.

Share any other drop off or donation opportunities!

(Thanks, New Orleans Moms Blog!)

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  1. C

    Again, thank you Collin. Many people who went through hurricane Katrina are going through this, as they moved to this area during/after that storm. (like I did!)

    We need all the help we can get. Thanks to your site I was able to bring a box of hygiene samples to the shelter!

    Everyone, please help if you can. This is catastrophic in many areas. Thank you. God Bless.

    • ambership

      You’re very welcome! So glad you were able to help out!

  2. irene

    Thank you so much for posting this info, Collin! I have shared the animal foster app with an animal rescue group I am involved with.

    • ambership

      You’re welcome Irene!

  3. Cristen

    Great information. THANK YOU.

    • ambership

      YW!

  4. MomofTwins

    Same could be said for WV flood victims.

    • Rebecca

      Yes! This needs to be said!!!

      • MomofTwins

        I don’t understand why WV gets overlooked.

    • C

      It’s not a competition.

  5. Victoria

    Thank you Collin for posting!! I am working with St Timothy (in Mandeville), please email me at vic at northshoremama dot com and I am happy to let you know ways that you can help! (EVEN IF YOU ARE FAR AWAY!!) This is SO much worse than a hurricane. It is TRULY devastating here.

  6. Michelle

    I live here in Louisiana and a lot of my family has lost everything so thank you for This post it will help get things done and help people who needs it

  7. Rebecca

    I absolutely encourage donating but please remember the recent once-in-a-century flooding in WV as well. They still need lots of help & donations & support. Many of these people were already struggling & rebuilding seems infeasible at the moment. But the hearts of Mountaineers can’t be beat, and I have no doubt they will get there…but they need some help along the way.❤❤❤ Would love if you would post some links for WV as well.

  8. Sarah

    There is also an organization called church of Christ disaster relief. They have in most disaster nation wide. They only take money donations so that the sAme items are purchased, making it easier to pack and distribute.

    • Sarah

      You can also support that organization through Amazon smile!

  9. Monica

    Here in Maryland, our historic Ellicott City experienced history making floods back on July 31. Many lost their homes, jobs, businesses, vehicles and are still displaced and unable to access their possessions. Some were also charged towing fees to retrieve their cars out of the river that runs through the area. If anyone is able to offer any donations, the Ellicott City Partnership is in need of donations to help the community http://www.HelpEllicottCity.com. 100% of the proceeds donated will help support and restore this beautiful community.

  10. Lynn

    Has anyone had success with texting to 90999? I did it but haven’t received a confirmation or anything. Usually something prompts you etc.

  11. Tracy

    The president of The United Way, Brian Gallagher, receives over a $1.2 million salary. 🙁
    The Salvation Army makes sure 96% of all donations go to the victims. 🙂

    • Cookie$

      Oh my! Always good to know this prior to donating.

  12. Kami

    I contacted Collin regarding WV flood and sent her a link for an Amazon wishlist for some of the victims of that disaster. She emailed me back and said she had sent some items but I never saw anything posted on this site even after almost 30 deaths.

    • rita

      This is incredibly disappointing to hear. WV deserves recognition and support just as much as Louisiana. Basically the entire lower half of the state was impacted, and over 90% of the counties were in a state of emergency! The impacted areas were very poor areas with very few resources as well, so it could be argued that they need the support even more. How sad that you provided the information, were ignored, but other areas get recognition. 🙁

      • C

        It’s not a competition. I encourage you to visit our local news sites here in Baton Rouge before you decide who “deserves” more help.

        • meg

          Y do you keep saying this? No one said it’s a competition! People are stating other places that need help. What’s wrong with that???

    • Luv 🌺

      I don’t know the reason why she hasn’t posted the information you provided, but is it possible that she wants to verify the accuracy of the donation lonks and such first before posting it for everyone? Just thinking out loud.
      My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone everywhere effected by these floods. 🌺🙏

  13. Creolegyrl

    A heartfelt thank you Collin from down but not out Baton Rouge, Louisiana!

  14. Mollie

    What about Mississippi? Also, think about all the farmers that have lost their crops. Everyone is going to need help. The price of all the items that you find in stores are going to explode. Any and all donations, especially food and milk, will be needed when all of this settles down. So anyone and everyone, please donate all that you can and also remember there are scammers and cons. Remember to find out where your donations are going and it is for an actual funding.

    • Sara

      Just FYI – Louisiana has a price gouging law so prices cannot go up during an emergency. 👍🏻

  15. Leane

    Thank you for the info Collin I am sure Salvation Army has helped in all the areas that have been mentioned. When you donate to them they help all over the United States. Prayer is something we all can do for all of those who have suffered through these horrific floods.

  16. Julie

    Thanks Collin for the links, I just made a cash donation to the United way link you posted about. Always glad to help. I cannot image this type of flooding, our thoughts are with everyone affected.

    • ambership

      That’s wonderful Julie! So generous of you! You’re very welcome!

  17. Candace

    Thanks for posting this! Many in Acadiana lost their homes, fortunately we were lucky. My office, not so much. We had water throughout the entire building.

    • ambership

      Sorry to hear that. 🙁 Glad your home was ok! You’re very welcome!

  18. Sara

    This is so kind of you, Collin. ❤️

  19. gilly

    Please verify all links and text message services before donating.

  20. LaDawn Click

    For local LA or TX residence…
    FLOOD AID DRIVE
    Wednesday August 17, 2016
    6:30pm-8pm
    4700 Sale Ln, Lake Charles LA, 70605
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

    ITEMS NEEDED:
    Bottled water, Non-perishable foods, toiletries, baby wipes, baby diapers, formula, bottles.

    Please help and get the word out!!! Items will be taken directly to the flood victims.

    • sarah

      I’m in lake charles too. I wish I had heard about this before! Do you know if they will be doing something again?

  21. Julianne Carter

    Bless all the victims and volunteers.

  22. Dana

    Thank you so much for posting this.

  23. Theresa

    Thank you for posting! It is hitting my parish tonight!!! My family is bracing for the flood.. Because we have no idea what to expect & parish officials have no way of telling us what to expect it’s just a waiting game. That’s the most nerve racking part.

  24. Julia L.

    California is also in a state of emergency due to wildfires. From Weather.com: “California Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency after a fast-moving wildfire in Southern California’s Cajon Pass exploded to 15,000 acres and chased 82,000 residents from their homes, all in less than 12 hours.”

  25. Cindy

    Not that long ago our news station announced how great we are in America to reach out & help others. The problem that they were bringing to light with this news cast. was that many of the items donated could NOT be used. They said the most important things to donate are money, water & non-perishable items!!! Please do not clean out your basements, attics or closets & donate things like ice skates, toys, clothing that does not meet the demographical region. There were heaps & heaps of unusable donated items that were left at the shores after Katrina! Adding up to thousands of dollars in more clean up! So PLEASE, I can’t stress enough, the importance of a GOOD donation. Donate that other stuff to your local resale shop. THANK YOU.

  26. Staci

    Thank you. I live in Louisiana and my parents and brother lost everything. We are truly blessed that our house was not affected and they have a place to live. Knowing that there is help on the way gives us hope. Thank you!!

  27. Kellie Zollars

    Sorry to hear the criticism of Collin when she was just trying to help people. This is more than just a Deals site, but it’s not a charity or public agency where she’s required to post information.
    Do what you can where you can.
    You can post the same information on Facebook and other social sites for your area if you’re not directly affected. Google the city, state, or location, maybe local news stations’ websites and words like disaster relief or Red Cross or Salvation Army to get the necessary contact information.

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