As thousands of volunteers from all 50 states have rushed to assist the stricken state, here’s what you can do to help flood victims.
As noted by VolunteerLouisiana.gov and The Advocate reporter Bryn Stole, monetary donations are preferred to donated goods. This is because cash donations avoid the labor and expense of sorting, packing, transporting, and distributing donated goods, and allow relief agencies to meet individual needs more quickly.
To donate money to United Way of Louisiana, you can text LAFLOOD to 313131 or visit cauw.org.
To donate to the Red Cross, visit redcross.org, or call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word LAFLOODS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
Second Harvest Food Bank says they will distribute thousands of pounds of food, water, and supplies to flood victims, and are asking supporters to donate here.
The Gulf Coast Floods Children’s Relief Fund aims to provide support to specifically help children and families with emergency assistance. They’re accepting donations here.
The Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana has established a relief fund to assist teachers with classroom supplies, which you can donate to here.
A full list of voluntary organizations involved in disaster relief can be found here.