Friday, August 19, 2016

Brother, can you spare a dime?

These emergency organizations are asking for donations to help the stricken state (all information herein a straight copy of an article on The Daily Beast).
In what’s been called the worst national disaster since Superstorm Sandy, southern Louisiana has suffered severe flooding that has left thousands displaced and 11 reported dead.
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 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
To donate to the Red Cross,, 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.

Start your weekend off doing something good for someone in need. No amount is too small. 

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  1. Yes, yes, yes. You don't have to be rich to help someone out. A lot of little can make a huge freaking difference.

  2. Thanks for posting about this. A friend of mine is from LA and watching with horror from her new home as her family and friends scramble for safety and security. So awful what's happening there. Any bit helps. Thanks for sharing the reminder.

  3. Thanks for drawing attention to this. I'm infuriated that the media is all but ignoring it.

  4. thank you so so much for sharing about this. my aunt had minimal my damage and my sister miraculously was untouched at her home in baton rouge but many friends are affected. looking for those that are driving down to help on afacebook is also awesome. my mom is taking a huge load today!

  5. I feel like the media has basically ignored this huge thing going on in LA and it's such a shame. Every dollar or item helps!


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