Call To Action

How To Help Victims of Louisiana Flooding

By Chelsea Brasted, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune  | August 15. 2016 | SOURCE: NOLA.com

Historic rainfall and flooding have impacted thousands of people and many communities across southern Louisiana. Some groups have stepped up and are organizing relief efforts for flood victims.

Here's a look at what some organizations are doing and how you can help.

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

Accepting: Donations online by going through the United Way of Southeast Louisiana's website. Checks can also be mailed to: United Way of Southeast Louisiana, ATTN: Flood Relief, 2515 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119

Denham Springs Animal Shelter, which was devastated by the floods

Accepting: Donations via a GoFundMe account, which PetCo is matching dollar-for-dollar up to $50,000. The shelter also has an Amazon Wish List. By making purchases on Amazon, needed items will be sent directly to the shelter. 

• Tangi Humane Society, which is privately run and was devastated by the floods

Accepting: Donations via a GoFundMe account. The society also has an Amazon Wish List. By making purchases on Amazon, needed items will be sent directly to the shelter. 

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. Teachers can also apply for the financial aid through the same link. 

Assess the Need

Accepting: Donations for Livingston Parish schools, 15 of which flooded. Donations can be made online by going to Assess the Need's website. They can also be emailed to Assess the Need, PO Box 1802, Denham Springs, LA, 70727

For more info on how to help, read the full article here.