If you are in a place to do so, here is how you can help Louisiana residents impacted by the storm.
This past weekend, 16 years after Katrina to the day, Hurricane Ida, a Category 4 storm, wreaked havoc on the state of Louisiana with 150-mile-per-hour winds, pummeling rainfall, and devastating floods. While, at the time of writing this article, Ida has recently been downgraded to a Category 1 storm, it still continues to surge with heavy rains and strong winds. If you are willing and able, you can donate to these local organizations helping those still in duress during this unprecedented storm.
Cajun Navy Relief – The local 501(c)3 organization deploys rescue teams and provides supplies to those in need during times of crises. Presently, the organization is accepting supplies, donations, and volunteer applicants.
CrowdSource Rescue – The Houston-based non-profit that formed during Hurricane Harvey and has rescued over 50,000 through its volunteer service, is presently recruiting remote volunteers as well as accepting donations for their Ida relief.
Gallery Furniture – Jim McIngvale’s fleet of Gallery Furniture trucks are ready to be deployed to the state. Presently, their location at 6006 N. Freeway are accepting the following donations:
- Non-Perishable Food
- Bottled Water
- Pet Food
- Feminine care products
- Books, Games, Puzzles and Activities for Families with Children
Imagine Water Works – Established in 2012, the conservation group focuses on water management, environmental pollution, and disaster readiness and response. They’ve recently put together a relief fund for those affected by Hurricane Ida.