Editor’s Note: This post was updated on September 15, 2020.
As Louisiana still reels from the impact of Hurricane Laura, which had made landfall on August 27, the state braces for oncoming Hurricane Sally, which was upgraded to a Category 2 storm on Monday. Hurricane Sally is predicted to make landfall on the Gulf Coast in southeastern Louisiana late on Tuesday, possibly as a Category 3 hurricane.
Forecasters expect storm surges and flooding, and the National Hurricane Center expects the storm will gain further strength before making landfall. Sally’s wind speeds have intensified by at least 40 mph in just a 12-hour period.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Laura and in preparation for Hurricane Sally, organizations are currently mobilizing efforts to to serve those in need after the hurricanes. Check out these nonprofits mobilizing Hurricane Laura and Sally relief efforts.
Donate to Hurricane Laura and Sally Relief Efforts
Click the name of the organization to learn more about them, or directly check out their Hurricane Laura and Sally relief efforts.
Team Rubicon aids disaster relief efforts by leveraging the skills and experience of military veterans. They are responding to Hurricane Laura and preparing for Sally, fundraising to allocate the right personnel and resources in the wake of the hurricane.
The Salvation Army’s mission is to meet human need wherever, whenever, and however they can. They are supplying food, drinks, emotional and spiritual care, and other emergency services.
All Hands and Hearts – Smart Response is a disaster relief organization with a focus on helping families recover more quickly from disasters with their Smart Response strategy. The organization is meeting with local partners and community members to evaluate the damage and plan of support, both immediately and throughout the recovery process.Donate Here
Operation USA serves children and families by helping to support health and education programs in the wake of disaster, disease, violence, and endemic poverty. In response to Hurricane Laura and in preparation for Sally, the organization is mobilizing to provide in-kind material aid and distribute cash grants to affected community-based organizations in impacted communities.Donate Here
Good360 aims to transform lives by providing hope, dignity, and a sense of renewed possibility to those affected by disasters or other challenging life circumstances. Good360 is working with nonprofit partners on the ground to determine impacts in Louisiana, Texas, and Arkansas. They are also working with organizations to distribute necessary supplies in strategic locations throughout the entire recovery process.
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