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I know we have a couple of threads relating to the flood - but the titles aren't that clear and I wanted to have a place to talk about relief efforts and what those of us, like me, who are Louisianians living elsewhere and just looking to help. The whole thing is so heartbreaking.

There are many relief efforts underway. Many ways to help. Post them here.

If you are in the area looking to help families with gutting and rebuilding their homes but you don't know where to start, PM me, I know a group that is out there doing that.

Also, if you are looking to make a donation and wish for something more local rather than through the usual channels like the Red Cross, consider the efforts of the Louisiana Conference of the Methodist Church. A friend of mine is helping lead their effort to supply impacted families with clean-up and shelter. Louisiana Conference: How To Help


Feel free to merge this, but we should adjust one of the titles to indicate that it is for flood and flood-relief discussion.
 

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Get involved folks. 75% ( estimated ) were without flood insurance.

There is no time to debate whether or not they should have had. Its costly, its infrequent and totally unexpected ( this event). So the one thing we can do as Louisianians is continue to "pay it forward" as bclemms wrote in his post - its what he misses most about La.

as an FYI....companies are charging $3-6 per square foot to "demo, apply microban and dry " interior of homes. so for a 1500 sq ft home, thats $4500 to $9000 ! These people ( uninsured ) cant afford that. And shouldnt. We have enough able bodied people that can spare a weekend and get thru 2-3 homes.

we ( 8 guys ) will be in Walker this weekend doing just this. I would love to know that 20 more from just this board will show up in that area looking to do the same.

There is no doubt that the one of the more redeeming qualities about South Louisianians is our propensity to give someone the shirt off our back - to hold up our neighbor when they need it, to be a friend.

There are many folks out there that need it at this time. If you cannot find the time to donate, then any little bit helps.

thanks chuck for posting this thread.
 
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The range of need is dramatic. From NOLA.com


<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">To help <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LAflood?src=hash">#LAflood</a> victims, visit <a href="https://t.co/WvUGgXDi3M">https://t.co/WvUGgXDi3M</a>, call 1-800-REDCROSS or text LAFLOODS to 90999 to donate $10 <a href="https://t.co/XItgGdqvsr">pic.twitter.com/XItgGdqvsr</a></p>&mdash; Red Cross Mid-South (@RedCrossMSouth) <a href="https://twitter.com/RedCrossMSouth/status/764653783871881216">August 14, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Donations are already coming in. Come to the JP Gov&#39;t Center in Gretna to donate. Address is 200 Derbigny St</p>&mdash; JeffersonParish (@JeffParishGov) <a href="https://twitter.com/JeffParishGov/status/764883857514651648">August 14, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/2ndHarvestGNOA">@2ndHarvestGNOA</a> can you an extra set of hands? I&#39;m ready to help!</p>&mdash; Jessica Bach (@jb1783) <a href="https://twitter.com/jb1783/status/764876047246438400">August 14, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned data-instgrm-version="7" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% - 2px); width:calc(100% - 2px);"><div style="padding:8px;"> <div style=" background:#F8F8F8; line-height:0; margin-top:40px; padding:50.0% 0; text-align:center; width:100%;"> <div style=" background:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAACwAAAAsCAMAAAApWqozAAAABGdBTUEAALGPC/xhBQAAAAFzUkdCAK7OHOkAAAAMUExURczMzPf399fX1+bm5mzY9AMAAADiSURBVDjLvZXbEsMgCES5/P8/t9FuRVCRmU73JWlzosgSIIZURCjo/ad+EQJJB4Hv8BFt+IDpQoCx1wjOSBFhh2XssxEIYn3ulI/6MNReE07UIWJEv8UEOWDS88LY97kqyTliJKKtuYBbruAyVh5wOHiXmpi5we58Ek028czwyuQdLKPG1Bkb4NnM+VeAnfHqn1k4+GPT6uGQcvu2h2OVuIf/gWUFyy8OWEpdyZSa3aVCqpVoVvzZZ2VTnn2wU8qzVjDDetO90GSy9mVLqtgYSy231MxrY6I2gGqjrTY0L8fxCxfCBbhWrsYYAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC); display:block; height:44px; margin:0 auto -44px; position:relative; top:-22px; width:44px;"></div></div> <p style=" margin:8px 0 0 0; padding:0 4px;"> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BJGtjAQBEsN/" style=" color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_blank">Let&#39;s rally to help! This community is full of amazing people who can do amazing things when they come together. Please repost to get the word out or share the drop off locations with your friends and families. #helpforBR #redcross #batonrouge #brflood2016 #Repost @tchoupbags with @repostapp &#12539;&#12539;&#12539; New Orleans, it&#39;s time to help our neighbors in need &#9748;&#65039;&#10084;&#65039; (Regram: @goodsthatmatter) #louisianastrong</a></p> <p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;">A photo posted by Amour NOLA (@amournola) on <time style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;" datetime="2016-08-14T21:52:14+00:00">Aug 14, 2016 at 2:52pm PDT</time></p></div></blockquote> <script async defer src="//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js"></script>

How to help victims of Louisiana's historic flooding | NOLA.com
 

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The devastation is just terrible around here. Many of my friends loss their homes and water is still rising in areas. Donations are being accepted at a few places.
Lamar Dixon in Gonzales is a red cross shelter, Celtic Studios is a shelter in BR.
Will update as I find info:

Baton Rouge River Center needs...
Pillows
Blankets
Children's Clothes
Shoes
Underwear
Socks

Drop off donations from 9:00 am -- 3:00 pm at:
Baton Rouge River Center
275 South River Road
Arena Box Office Portal A entrance
 

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From JPSO...

On Thursday, August 18th., the Patrons of Lafreniere Park, with assistance from District 4 Councilman Ben Zahn, District 5 Councilwoman Jennifer VanVrancken, District 2 Councilman Paul Johnston, District 3 Councilman Mark Spears, Council Chairwoman Cynthia Lee-Sheng, Parish President Mike Yenni, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, and the Kenner Police Department will host a donation drop-off location to benefit the victims from the recent flooding events in Southeast Louisiana.

Donated items should consist of: SEALED NON- PERISHABLE FOOD/DRINK ITEMS, CLOTHING, TOILETRIES, and HOUSEHOLD CLEANING SUPPLIES.

LOCATION :Lafreniere Park (Parking lot next to the Al Copeland Meadow Stage) 3000 Downs Blvd.Metairie, LA 70003

TIME :2:00pm - 8:00pm It is requested that all clothing items be clean and bagged. All non-perishable food/drink items, cleaning supplies, and toiletries should be sealed and bagged for ease of transport.
 

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I reached out to my fraternity brother who is an anchor at ABC News in NYC on twitter and he did us a solid...

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Here&#39;s how to help Louisiana flood victims <a href="https://t.co/hQdsUKd18c">https://t.co/hQdsUKd18c</a></p>&mdash; Tom Llamas (@TomLlamasABC) <a href="https://twitter.com/TomLlamasABC/status/765552406339940352">August 16, 2016</a></blockquote>
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I and the St. Benilde Men's Club (Metairie) will be bringing our jambalaya team to St Thomas Moore Catholic Church 11441 Goodwood Blvd for dinner on Thursday Aug. 18. If you are in the area come get a good meal and take a few back for later. We hope to feed 700 - 900 meals to anyone and everyone in need, as well as hungry responders. Spread the word and come see us Thursday afternoon/evening.
 
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I and the St. Benilde Men's Club (Metairie) will be bringing our jambalaya team to St Thomas Moore Catholic Church 11441 Goodwood Blvd for dinner on Thursday Aug. 18. If you are in the area come get a good meal and take a few back for later. We hope to feed 700 - 900 meals to anyone and everyone in need, as well as hungry responders. Spread the word and come see us Thursday afternoon/evening.

Outstanding!

I posted it to Facebook tagging a few folks I know that were effected, and some doin cleanup.
 

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I'm too far away to do anything hands on. I just shared the idea of giving on my Facebook page and I donated a bit to Catholic Charities.
 

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