The need for help from the public is growing. Courtesy of the digital team at WAFB, here are ways in which you can provide help to flood victims.
The training sessions will be held Saturday and Sunday beginning at 1 p.m. They will be held at 4655 Sherwood Common Blvd. Those wanting to volunteer also can register here and click on Volunteer on the right side. You can also call 855-489-2528 or sign up online at volunteerlouisiana.gov. To help people affected by the Louisiana Floods, visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word LAFLOODS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to, and help people recovery from these disasters.
Right now it’s important to connect with your loved ones who are concerned about your well-being. If you can click here to register yourself on the Red Cross Safe and Well website which is a secure and private way that friends and family connect. The site also allows people to update their status on Facebook and Twitter. With just one quick registration, you can provide peace of mind to all of your loved ones at once.
The Salvation Army
A makeshift Salvation Army command center has been set up at 4025 West Brookstown Dr. Volunteers are welcome to report to the Brookstown location to help with food service and more. To volunteer, or if you are in need of assistance, call (225) 355-4483.
Baton Rouge Area Foundation
BRAF has a relief fund that assists nonprofits responding to flooding across the state. People can make donations online here. Donations to the Louisiana Flood Relief Fund are tax deductible.
The Lamar Dixon Expo Center has been set up as a Red Cross shelter. Officials ask those wishing to provide donations to do so at the nearest fire station and to not bring those donations directly to the shelter. If you can help, call (225) 686-3996.
For those who wish to help with the second phase of disaster assistance by providing help with the cleanup and recovery, go to volunteerlouisiana.gov.
United Way of Southeast Louisiana is now accepting donations to assist those impacted by flooding in our region. Citizens in need of services should dial 2-1-1. VIA LINK 2-1-1 is available 24/7. VIA LINK is a partner agency of United Way and provides information, referrals, training, and crisis intervention to people, organizations, and communities so they can help themselves and others. For those who would like to make a donation to directly impact flood relief you may go to the following site: http://www.unitedwaysela.org/flood. To donate by check, please make it payable to United Way of Southeast Louisiana. Write Flood Relief in the memo line and mail to: United Way of Southeast Louisiana
ATTN: Flood Relief
2515 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70119.
To help those in these flooded areas across Southeast Louisiana, you can donate by going tohttp://give.salvationarmyusa.org/gulf_coast_floods. You will also find information on this webpage on how to donate by phone and through mail.
Tiger Shredding & Recycling is setting up their office to receive donations and is using their trucks to transport items to the shelters beginning Sunday morning. They will be open to receive items at their office Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Office address: 6307 Quinn Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70817. Call with questions (225) 235-4953
For all the up to date coverage of the flooding happening in our area, make sure to watch WAFB and wafb.com.