5 Ways to Help Hurricane Laura Victims Immediately

How to Help Hurricane Laura Victims Immediately

We are being inundated with questions about how best to help the victims of Hurricane Laura. We have complied a list of tangible ideas and resources for you below. Now is the time to do something! However you choose to help in the recovery effort, every little bit matters and counts.

Hurricane Laura Relief
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Cash Donations For Hurricane Laura Victims

It feels less personal to send money, we understand. That said, money is a fast, easy, and efficient way to get resources into a community, thereby allowing those leading the clean up efforts to utilize the monetary resources in an efficient manner. Of course, be sure you donate to a cause that feels comfortable and secure to you.

Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana

United Way of Southwest Louisiana

Community Foundation of Acadiana

United Way of Southeast Louisiana

Team Rubicon

Greater New Orleans Foundation

Operation BBQ Relief

World Central Kitchen


St. George Catholic Church

Mutual Aid Disaster Relief

United Methodist Church-Global Ministries

Second Harvest Food Bank

Nurse Nikki

Volunteer to Support the Victims of Hurricane Laura

If you are able, we also strongly encourage you to volunteer your TIME!

Second Harvest Food Bank

Volunteer Louisiana

United Saints Recovery Project

Chef Amy Sins Community Outreach

Cajun Navy

Product Donations To Help Hurricane Laura Victims

Urgent needs are cleaning supplies of all kinds to help with the massive clean up effort, as well as items for babies and children (formula, diapers, wipes, and clothing). Rather than round up items that are no longer of use to your home (though there may be some helpful good there, too), consider buying just a few small things that will meet a specific need.

If you are in the New Orleans area, Dirty Coast will be accepting donations at one of their local stores. Donations can also be made at St. Catherine of Sienna Parish.  Junior League of New Orleans is collecting period products and diapers for disaster relief. Girls on The Run will be collecting donations through Wednesday, September 2.

If you are in the Gozales area, Fine and Dandy is collecting cleaning supplies, first aid supplies and many other items.  You can donate in person or through their amazon registry online.

Network Via Social Media

This sounds like a simple solution, but it works. Whatever it is that you have to offer, be sure to share on social media. Maybe you can offer to do laundry, send diapers via Amazon Prime, offer virtual grief counseling, gut houses, host individuals in your guest bedroom. It doesn’t matter WHAT you are offering, it just matters that people know you’re willing and able to give.

Throw your services and gifts out onto Facebook and watch the networking start to happen. Often times, the more specific your offer to help, the more likely you’re able to find  productive match.

Resources for Hurricane Relief and Assistance

10 Things NOT to Say to Flood Victims

10 Things You CAN DO for Flood Victims

Flood Relief is NOT a Spectator Sport

Helping Children Cope After the Flood

Breastfeeding During Emergencies


Catherine Karas
Catherine followed her college sweetheart (and now wife) Claire to New Orleans after they both graduated from the University of Georgia. She is a twin mom, a stay at home mom, a boy mom, a Disney mom, and a 2 mom family mom...just to name a few. She throws a mean toddler play date and loves to host small humans in her home for themed out events! She is often planning her next great family adventure, and she is never scared to pack her twins up for a trip solo! Her parenting mantra is "embrace the chaos", and there is plenty of that when raising twin boys! You can follow her family adventures on instagram @krewedekaras


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