The federal government declared a major disaster after days of torrential rain inundated Louisiana. 40,000 homes are affected which prompted thousands of water rescues. Relief efforts are underway and there are a number of opportunities to give.
You can help by donating to one of the charities below.
The CDP is monitoring the historic flood situation in Louisiana. We are gathering information on organizations mobilizing to support affected residents, as well as funders working to bring resources to affected communities.
United Way supported programs are providing food, clothing, counseling and other services to make people whole during this tumultuous time. They are committed to long-term recovery and rebuilding which takes time, money, and is more than just brick and mortar.
American Red Cross disaster workers are helping thousands of Louisiana residents with a safe place to stay and food to eat despite closed roads and continued flooding which make it challenging to get relief supplies to where they are needed.
Convoy of Hope was the first non-regional organization to respond in the area. They will continue to assist flood survivors with the distribution of supplies, cleanup, and debris removal as the waters recede. Convoy's Disaster Services team has been in contact with several local partners to identify the areas of greatest need.