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Flooding Relief Volunteer Opportunities

Our thoughts and prayers remain with those who have suffered as a result of the recent flooding. We have been working hard to assist our clients and others in the community in whatever way we can and will continue to do so moving forward. First and foremost we hope that you and your families are safe and will continue to hold your safety as the highest priority and avoid entering murky, high or rushing water or buildings or questionable stability.

For those of you who are willing and able to donate you time, money, or other assistance please contact the following:

  • United Way of Southeast Louisiana is accepting flood relief items at its main office: 2515 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119 from 9 a.m. to 6m. Monday through Friday until further notice. Its regional office: 411 West Coleman Ave., Hammond, LA 70404 will be accepting items from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. You may give or sign-up to volunteer by visiting their site http://www.unitedwaysela.org/flood
    • United Way has stated that they are in greatest need of volunteers to help them sort and disperse items; however, if you do wish to donate items, they encourage immediate need items over furniture or closing and recommend the following:

Cleaning Kits for Families (items placed in buckets for distribution)

  • Buckets
  • Bleach
  • Cleaning Solutions/Detergents
  • ‘Shockwave’ for mold
  • Mops
  • Brooms
  • Paper Towels
  • Large Garbage Bags
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Masks
  • Scrub Brushes
  • Scouring Pads
  • Sponges
  • Air Freshener

For Families in Shelters

Toiletries

  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Shampoo & Conditioner (travel size)
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Cloth Towels ( wash cloths, bath towels, hand towels etc.)
  • Bar Soap
  • Hand Soap
  • Disposable adult diapers
  • Feminine Hygiene Supplies (napkins, tampons)
  • Disposable Razors & Shaving Cream
  • Toilet Paper

Infants

  • Disposable Diapers (all sizes)
  • Baby Wipes
  • Baby Powder
  • Baby Bottles
  • Baby Food
  • Baby Formula (Infamil powder form, Similac, Neosure)
  • Sippy Cups

Pets

  • Pet Cages/Kennels
  • Leashes
  • Collars
  • Pet Food
  • Cat Litter

Miscellaneous

  • Bottled Water
  • Nonperishable food items
  • School Supplies
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