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Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser’s office said it has reached out to each affected parish to determine individual needs.

Any group or organization that plans on donating, cooking or serving food can email to be connected to the parish with the most need.

Any person or group that wants to volunteer can register on the website.

Click here to visit the portal.







Second Harvest is distributing water, food, and emergency supplies.  Please donate now.


DONATE directly to ALL HANDS VOLUNTEERS in Louisiana:



The Louisiana SPCA team is at the flood sites. If you want to help our neighbors NOW, drop off unopened pet food and basic pet supplies at these awesome locations:

Demo Diva, Camp Bow Wow Mid-City New Orleans, La, or Canine Connection.

Where to donate and volunteer to help victims of historic flooding

Several local and national organizations have put a call out to request donations and volunteers in the wake of Louisiana’s historic flooding.


from JUSTIN KRAY... Truck all loaded up in Sorrento with three palettes of bottled water, food & misc supplies donated by three State Reps from neighboring Parishes and their extensive networks.

from JUSTIN KRAY… Truck all loaded up in Sorrento with three palettes of bottled water, food & misc supplies donated by three State Reps from neighboring Parishes and their extensive network

This is our journey from Sorrento to French Settlement, the roads along Route 22 were impassable for ordinary vehicles on 8/16/16 due to deep flooding from the Amite River. Hundreds of cajun folks had bunkered down / sheltered in place in the backwater communities & bayous there, word was they had plenty of food but no clean water. National Guard was not deploying supplies there so the local State Reps worked together to coordinate our delivery which was ultimately successful.
Mission Accomplished!
This is the last stretch of impassable roadway from Head of Island to French Settlement, which didn’t have enough markers to determine where the pavement edge was. Clay Shexnayder drove the Deuce on this section and we occasionally got out and walked alongside the vehicle at points to determine where the roadway fell off into the stitches to help keep the truck centered. A F450 from Alabama carrying toxic chemicals got stranded midway which thankfully did not get submerged.







Here’s how you can support the victims of the Louisiana floods:

United Way of Southeast Louisiana is providing flood victims with food, clothing and counseling, according to its website. The organization will continue to provide long-term support as communities recover and rebuild.

To support the United Way of Southeast Louisiana’s efforts, donate here.

The Salvation Army’s facilities in Baton Rouge were flooded, but the organization is still helping residents in need. It’s providing mobile feeding units, hygiene kits and other support.

To support the Salvation Army’s Gulf Coast flood relief efforts, donate here.

The Louisiana Red Cross is providing shelter to evacuees at 19 Red Cross and community-run shelters. It’s also offering meals, and emotional support.

Red Cross volunteers across the country ― from Texas and Tennessee to Missouri and Connecticut ― have also stepped up to help, traveling to Louisiana to assist with disaster relief on the ground.

To support Red Cross nationwide, give here. To support the Louisiana Red Cross, donate here, or by clicking the donate button below.

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2. If You’re Local, Volunteer To Help


Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has called on volunteers to help flood victims, according to a message he tweeted.

He suggested people reach out to the Red Cross to assist with the group’s efforts, or sign up with the state’s volunteer service, Volunteer Louisiana.

The group connects volunteers with agencies that assist in response and recovery efforts. It currently has opportunities for people with boats or medical training, but will continue to accept a range of volunteers in the weeks and months ahead, according to the website.


3. Help Get Food And Clothing To Evacuees

Danielle Blount kisses her 3-month-old baby Ember as she feeds her while they wait to be evacuated by members of the Louisiana Army National Guard.

The Second Harvest Food Bank, a group that is dedicated to fighting hunger in South Louisiana, is distributing thousands of pounds of food, water and supplies to flood victims, according to the group’s website.

Local residents can also help by dropping off non-perishable food items, such as canned vegetables, rice, cereal, or peanut butter, at their facilities.

To give to local hunger relief efforts, donate here.

The Orleans Parish Sheriff’s office is accepting donations of clean clothing for flood victims.

Clothing can be delivered to the Sheriff’s Office at 819 South Broad Street. Learn more here.

4. Care For Animals Affected By A Flooded Shelter

Iris Naquin and her dog Cookie are helped out of a boat Friday, March 11, 2016, after being evacuated from her home in Independence, La., after heavy rains caused to flood. (AP Photo/Scott Threlkeld)

After the Denham Springs Animal Shelter was flooded, another organization, Animal Rescue New Orleans (ARNO), stepped in to help. ARNO, which was founded in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, is asking local volunteers to temporarily house cats or dogs displaced by the flooding in Denham Springs, according to ARNO’s Facebook post.

“Imagine the heartbreak of rescuing all of these wonderful animals only to have nowhere for them to go,” the Facebook post reads.

Foster volunteers would provide day-to-day care and food, but any medical costs would be covered by Animal Rescue New Orleans.

To apply to foster a cat or dog, fill out this form.


HUMANA customers in the parishes listed below and impacted by the severe weather are allowed the following emergency provisions extending from 8/12/16 to 9/10/16:

In responding to the flooding in Louisiana, Humana has taken these steps:

  • Humana health plan members in Louisiana with prescriptions can obtain early refills of their medications, and without authorization from their physicians or Humana.
  • Humana members who live in the disaster area, and who contact Humana, will receive automatic authorization for medical services that normally require pre-authorization.
  • Humana has opened its toll-free Employee Assistance Program (EAP) hotline beyond Humana Louisiana associates and members to include the community. Counselors and work/life specialists are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-866-440-6556 to provide free, confidential assistance to anyone needing help and support in coping with the disaster and its aftermath.
  • Humana Louisiana Medicare, commercial and individual members with questions about services available to them should call the toll-free phone number on the back of their Humana ID card.
  • Humana, which has launched an ambitious public health initiative to improve the health of New Orleans and Baton Rouge by 20 percent by 2020, has donated $10,000 to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank through its Baton Rouge Health Advisory Board. The advisory board is a coalition of employers, health care providers and nonprofits convened by Humana, focused on developing programs to improve health in Baton Rouge.

*Applicable parishes: Acadia, Ascension, Assumption, Beauregard, Cameron, Calctsieu, East Baton Rouge, Evangeline, Iberia, Jeff Davis, Lafayette, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Vernon, Vermillion, Washington, West Baton Rouge, East Feliciana and West Feliciana


Save the Children Provides Relief Efforts For Gulf Coast Floods

Save the Children has deployed an emergency response team to Baton Rouge to establish Child-Friendly Spaces in emergency shelters and assess children’s most urgent needs in the wake of severe flooding in southeastern Louisiana and southern Mississippi.“Thousands of children have been forced from their homes into shelters and many may have no home to return to anytime soon,” said Sarita Fritzler, Save the Children’s emergency team leader. “Children are the most vulnerable when disaster strikes and it’s critical that their unique needs are addressed from the outset during emergencies like these terrible floods. We’re working closely with long-term local partners to make sure children are protected and cared for amidst the turmoil they and their families are experiencing.”

More than 20,000 people have been rescued and at least four deaths have been confirmed as a result of severe flooding that hit southeastern Louisiana and southern Mississippi over the weekend. Both Louisiana and Mississippi are under a state of emergency. Numerous schools are closed, homes and buildings are destroyed and roads and bridges are impassable.

Save the Children’s local staff in Louisiana and Mississippi are currently working to verify the safety of children they serve, and also working to avert the destruction of two of the organization’s Head Start centers in Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana, which has been inundated in the floods. Save the Children’s education programs work to give children living in poverty opportunities to succeed in school and life that they might otherwise never have.

For as little as $9, you can help these efforts and make a real difference.
More info on how you can help in the link below:

Check out the latest Guard Minute to see what our Louisiana Army National Guard and Air National Guard are doing to help the victims of the flooding. These men and women are truly protecting what matters!

Manda Fine Meats has stepped up again, donating another 500 pounds of fresh sausage to the ‪#‎laflood‬ relief effort. They will be cooking again today at Louisiana Culinary Institute


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