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Torrential Rains Bring Historic Floods To Southern Louisiana

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Last week, parts of the state of Louisiana suffered massive flooding that killed at least 13 people and left tens of thousands of homes damaged. It is tallying up to be the worst natural disaster in the US since Hurricane Sandy.  Over the weekend, GOP nominee Donald Trump and his VP candidate, Gov. Mike Pence (R-IN), visited the ravaged flood grounds. President Obama is set to visit this week, and has sent aid ahead.  Here are a few ways you can help Louisiana:

ONLINE DONATIONS

Red Cross

  • Accepting: Donations via telephone. Call 1-800-REDCROSS or text LAFLOODS to 90999 to donate $10

Companion Animal Alliance, Baton Rouge’s city animal shelter

  • Needs: Foster homes to house pets temporarily, large bath towels, paper towels, water and food for volunteers and staff. Donations can be made online to assist with these needs by going to the organization’s website,www.CAABR.org.

• NOLA Pay It Forward

  • Accepting: Greater New Orleans Foundation collecting donations to aid neighboring parishes in early relief and rebuilding efforts. Access the site here.

United Way of Southeast Louisiana

 

Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana

Accepting: Donations, 100 percent of which will be turned over to teachers who have lost classroom materials in the floods. They can be made online through APEL’s website.

MAIL DONATIONS:

United Way of Southeast Louisiana

What they need: Buckets, bleach, cleaning detergent, mops, Shockwave for mold, mops, brooms, paper towels, large garbage bags, rubber gloves, masks, scrub brushes, scouring pads, sponges, air freshener, toiletries, hand sanitizer, shampoo, conditioner, bar soap, hand soap, adult diapers, disposable razors, shaving cream, toilet paper, diapers for babies, baby wipes, baby food, baby formula, sippy cups and bottles, pet cages, kennels, leashes, collars, pet food, cat litter, bottled water, nonperishable food items and school supplies

Where to mail items:

United Way of Southeast Louisiana, 2515 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70119. Phone: 504.822.5540

United Way of Greater New Orleans, 411 W. Coleman Ave., Hammond, LA 70403. Phone: 985.542.8680

 

Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter

What they need: Leashes, pet treats, pet food, dog toys, cash donations, temporary fosters.

Where to mail items: Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter, 1869 Ames Blvd., Marrero, LA 70072. Phone: 504.349.5111

 

 

Capital Area United Way

What they need: Buckets, bleach, cleaning detergent, mops, Shockwave for mold, mops, brooms, paper towels, large garbage bags, rubber gloves, masks, scrub brushes, scouring pads, sponges, air freshener, toiletries, hand sanitizer, shampoo, conditioner, bar soap, hand soap, adult diapers, disposable razors, shaving cream, toilet paper, diapers for babies, baby wipes, baby food, baby formula, sippy cups and bottles, bottled water, nonperishable food items and school supplies.

Where to mail items: Capital Area United Way, 700 Laurel St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802. Phone: 225.383.2643

 

Junior League of New Orleans

What they need: Diapers in all sizes, feminine hygiene products and gift cards in $20 amounts for Target and Wal-Mart

Where to mail items: Junior League of New Orleans Headquarters, 4319 Carondelet St., New Orleans, LA 70115. Phone: 504.891.5845

Full list of donation opportunities HERE

 

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