Due to its scope and magnitude, the flood ravaging Louisiana has been named the worst natural disaster to hit the United States since Hurricane Sandy. At the time of writing, over 40,000 homes have been damaged and 13 people killed. President Obama has declared at least 20 parishes as disaster areas, and at least 12 parishes have still been issued flood warnings.
Relief organizations are mobilizing response and recovery efforts. The following Classy partners are in need of immediate support to deploy resources where needed most.
How You Can Support
Click the name of the organization to learn more about them or donate directly to their Louisiana flood relief efforts.
The Baton Rouge Area Foundation connects philanthropists with worthy causes and also spearheads civic projects. Their Louisiana Flood Relief Fund campaign is raising money to deploy services and resources to impacted areas.
Second Harvest Food Bank is working to end hunger in South Louisiana through food access, advocacy, education, and disaster response. The organization is currently delivering food, water, and other resources to flood victims.Donate Now
All Hands Volunteers engages volunteers, partner organizations, and local communities to serve communities affected by natural disasters. The nonprofit is coordinating response efforts with other organizations and emergency officials to address the worst locations.Donate Now
Team Rubicon is a disaster relief organization that connects the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to deploy emergency response teams. They are currently focused on getting the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank up and running and sending a recon team to help local authorities identify specific needs.Donate Now
SBP works to quicken recovery for disaster-affected individuals and communities. Along with providing technical support and capacity building, SBP has opened an operational office in Baton Rouge to serve the area and train other organizations in rebuilding best practices.Donate Now
Children’s Health Fund provides quality health care to America’s disadvantaged children. They are raising support to provide services to affected families in Baton Rouge.Donate Now
Samaritan’s Purse is a faith-based organization that provides spiritual and physical aid to people in need around the world. They are mobilizing resources to serve the people of Baton Rouge.Donate Now
Reach Out WorldWide (ROWW) delivers first responder expertise to disaster-impacted areas. Their team is on the ground and needs support to to accelerate relief efforts.Donate Now
Image Credit: Baton Rouge Area Foundation