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Ways to Help Our Louisiana Neighbors

Written by Addie Rising    on August 18, 2016

OK, Charlotte neighbors. Like us, you've surely seen the devastation in Lousiana caused by recent flooding and have wondered, "What can I do?"  While SHARE Charlotte is focused on building a better Charlotte, we also realize that being better humans includes taking care of those who need us when they need us most. And right now, there is great need in Lousiana.

Here are some organizations that can use a hand right now:

Salvation Army
Give right now to Gulf Coast flood relief efforts. The Salvation Army will take your gifts to bring hope to people affected by a disaster by offering food, shelter, comfort, and a plan for recovery.

Second Harvest Disaster Response
Second Harvest Food Bank is responding to the third major natural disaster to hit South Louisiana in just six months, sending thousands of pounds of food, water, and cleaning supplies to flood victims in Tangipahoa Parish, Lafayette, and Baton Rouge. As this unprecedented disaster unfolds, Second Harvest is committed for the long haul to support those in need.

American Red Cross
The American Red Cross continues to help thousands of people impacted by the flooding in Louisiana where the situation remains dire. More than 7,000 people remained in Red Cross and community shelters as of Tuesday and thousands more are without power in hot, humid conditions.

United Way
Baby and pet items, toiletries and cleaning supplies are needed right now. Please note there is not a need for donations of clothing and furniture at this time. 

LSU Fund
Louisiana State University's Zeta Phi Beta sorority has a GoFundMe site, which has already raised over $11,000 and will disburse it via Gift Cards to students impacted by the flooding.

For more ways to pitch in, visit The Weather Channel's comprehensive list.

(Photo: Salvation Army)