Hurricane Laura Recovery Resources and Donations

Assistance Programs

FEMA has a website for those impacted to apply for federal assistance.
http://DisasterAssistance.gov

DSNAP provides eligible households that do not receive SNAP benefits with help buying food due to lost income or damages following a disaster. Registration will speed up the process if DSNAP becomes available.
http://ow.ly/2UXh50BbRug

The Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) is providing additional assistance to individuals and families impacted by the storm.
http://www.dcfs.la.gov/dsnap or 1-888-524-3578

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ temporary roofing installation mission, Operation #BlueRoof, is active in Louisiana following Hurricane #Laura. The following Louisiana parishes are currently eligible: Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis and Vernon.
Learn more: http://usace.army.mil/BlueRoof

American Red Cross Safe and Well program allows those affected by disaster to let family and friends know they are safe. After submitting information (name, whether safe, location, contact information and a custom message), loved ones can search for people based on the information provided.
Visit https://safeandwell.communityos.org/ or call 1-800-REDCROSS

Sheltering and Hotels

Shelter information, text ‘LASHELTER’ to 898211
http://www.la211shelterinfo.org

Locate Hurricane Laura Evacuees in State-Provided Hotel Rooms
Online http://www.dcfs.louisiana.gov/form/dcfs-connect
Call 225-342-2727

Volunteer to Help

The Red Cross is seeking Ambassadors to assist with relief efforts. The Ambassador will assist in questions, moral boost events and more.
http://ow.ly/EFtt50Befdo

Louisiana Volunteers in Action Emergency is looking for volunteers to help with recovery efforts
https://www.lava.dhh.louisiana.gov/

Organizations Actively Responding in Southwest Louisiana

Where to Donate

The State of Louisiana dedicated webpage for organizations directly responding to SW Louisiana.
More at https://gov.louisiana.gov/page/hurricane-laura-donations

The City of New Orleans dedicated webpage for organizations directly responding to SW Louisiana.
More at http://ready.nola.gov/give

Local economic development organizations have partnered to gather donations for the SWLA Economic Development Alliance.
https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/SWAllianceFoundation

United Way of Southeast Louisiana has created a Disaster Relief Fund to provide assistance to individuals and families that have been impacted by Hurricane Laura.
https://www.unitedwaysela.org/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=4

The Greater New Orleans Foundation Disaster Response and Restoration Fund mobilizes and supports a network of voluntary and community organizations active in disasters (VOADS and COADS) whose expertise is deployed locally, nationally and internationally.
https://www.gnof.org/donors/ways-to-give/donate/

The Junior League of New Orleans is working with the City of New Orleans to support evacuees from SW Louisiana with donations, as well as sending supplies to Southwest Louisiana.
https://members.jlno.org/?nd=donate_detail&donation_id=2878

The Mutual Aid Response Network is a group of Louisiana residents, led by Imagine Water Works, that activates during floods, storms, and other natural and manmade disasters. All donations will go directly to local groups in Southwest Louisiana and will prioritize the leadership of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) who are most impacted by Hurricane Laura.
https://donorbox.org/hurricane-laura-relief

You can help Second Harvest provide relief to individuals and communities impacted by Hurricane Laura. Second Harvest is distributing emergency food, water, and supplies, and we will be helping our neighbors recover from this devastating storm during the long months ahead.
https://no-hunger.org/laura

If you would like to donate to the Red Cross, you can do so on their dedicated website.
https://www.redcross.org/donate/hurricane-laura-donations.html/

Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana has created a fund to collect donations to help with storm recovery.
https://www.foundationswla.org/hurricane-relief

SBP is asking for local volunteers and donations, which will go to supplies for home rebuilding, and P.P.E. for their team members and other needs
https://2020response.funraise.org/

Louisiana Baptists, a network of 1600 churches, has trained volunteers preparing to help clean up and feed the hungry. The organization has listed the materials it most needs on its website, including bleach, buckets, rubber gloves and other cleaning materials. It  encourages cash donations, as well.
https://louisianabaptists.org/about/directory/missions-ministry/mens-ministry/disaster-relief/updates/
https://louisianabaptists.org/about/directory/missions-ministry/mens-ministry/disaster-relief/donate/

The Salvation Army has set up more than 15 mobile feeding stations to aid first-responders and survivors across Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas. You can donate on its website to help provide food and other supplies.
https://give.helpsalvationarmy.org/give/166081/#!/donation/checkout

Americares has set up a dedicated relief fund to support its deliveries of medicine, personal protective equipment, or P.P.E., and medical supplies to disaster areas.
https://secure.americares.org/site/Donation2?df_id=25666&mfc_pref=T&25666.donation=form1&_ga=2.93044884.860367495.1598541497-1294152617.1598541497

United Way of Southwest Louisiana has set up a fund to support both short- and long-term relief efforts. You can text LAURA to 40403 to donate, or do so on their website.
https://unitedwayswla.org/DisasterFund

All Hands and Hearts is an emergency response organization that deploys volunteers to disaster sites to help with cleaning, rebuilding homes and creating a long-term recovery plan. You can donate to its Hurricane Laura Relief fund or sign up to volunteer.
https://give.allhandsandhearts.org/give/298060/#!/donation/checkout
https://www.allhandsandhearts.org/volunteer

Mercy Chefs, which was founded after Hurricane Katrina, is providing meals to those affected by the storm. You may donate or sign up to be a volunteer on their website.
https://mercychefs.com/hurricane-laura/

GoFundMe has set up a dedicated page for all fund-raisers in support of Hurricane Laura victims, whether created by the impacted families themselves or other concerned citizens.
https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/hurricane-laura

You can  donate to Family Promise, an organization helping to support those displaced or facing homelessness as a result of the storm.
https://donate.familypromise.org/give/297999/#!/donation/checkout

GlobalGiving has set up a fund to support people impacted by Hurricane Laura in the form of emergency aid like food, water, medicine, and shelter.
https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/hurricane-laura-relief-fund/

AARP Foundation has set up a relief fund to support victims of Hurricane Laura and will match contributions, dollar for dollar, up to $500,000. One hundred percent of all funds will be directed toward organizations providing relief and assistance to those in need in the stricken areas.
http://www.aarpfoundation.org/disasterrelief