How to Help: Local Tornado Relief Efforts

The need for help grows after a tornado ripped through New Orleans East on Tuesday. Here's a list of ways you can help local tornado victims. Check back for updates as we get them. Contact us if you have information about other ways to help.

Helping Our Neighbors: Tornado Relief Fund

FOX 8 is partnering with The Greater New Orleans Foundation, the Salvation Army and iHeart Media to bring much-needed relief to the victims of the February 7 tornado outbreak. Money collected for the “Tornado Relief Fund” will stay in our local community, less than one percent of the funds will go to administration fees, leaving the remaining ninety-nine percent to help with immediate financial relief and to help provide food and shelter to victims. Visit the website link for donation information.

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The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is taking donations of cleaning supplies and dry food items. You can drop off your donation at the Salvation Army’s New Orleans facility located at 4500 South Claiborne Avenue. Photo courtesy: The Salvation Army

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Second Harvest Food Bank

The Second Harvest Food Bank is taking non-perishable food items. The food bank is working to deliver meals to victims in New Orleans East. You can drop off donations to their Elmwood location from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 700 Edwards Avenue. Photo courtesy: Second Harvest Food Bank

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The Food Pantry of New Orleans

The Food Pantry inside of Toyota of New Orleans has a kitchen set up to serve meals after the tornado outbreak in New Orleans East. They are looking for volunteers to help prepare and distribute food. If you want to learn more about how to help, contact 504-940-1654 for more information. Photo courtesy: Food Pantry of New Orleans

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City Church

City Church has also sent in volunteers to help pick up debris around the affected areas. The group calls for any volunteers looking to join their relief effort. City Church says relief efforts will continue until Saturday and will be on-going until otherwise noted. Volunteers can meet in front of the church at 13123 I-10 Service Road at 10 a.m. Visit the website to learn how to sign up and for more details. Photo courtesy: City Church

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As part of our relief effort, FOX 8 will collect non-perishable food items and cleaning supplies for tornado victims. Stop by one of many Winn-Dixie locations starting Friday and running through Sunday. Collection times at all locations run between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. All of the donated items will be turned over to the Salvation Army for distribution. Visit the website link for a list of participating Winn-Dixie locations.

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