Hurricane Ida: How You Can Help Locally

Hurricane Ida made landfall on Sunday, August 29th, 2021 as a Category 4 hurricane and left thousands of our South East Louisiana neighbors without power, water, or shelter for an undisclosed timeline, especially in the River parishes between New Orleans and Baton Rouge.  What we do know, from first hand experience, is that they need our help and support, not just today, a few days after the hurricane, but for weeks and months to come.

Right now, many may be asking “how can I help and what can I do to make the biggest impact possible”?  We’ve put together a list of ways to donate your time and resources to help our neighbors, including supply drop off sites, volunteer opportunities, and local {Texas and Louisiana} organizations that you can make monetary donations to.

Do you know of an organization that should be added? Email [email protected] with your information.

Drop Off Locations

  1. Gallery Furniture: Mattress Mack and Gallery Furniture are teaming up with other local businesses to take supplies down to hard hit areas of Southeast Louisiana. They are loading up their first round of trucks today (Friday, September 3rd) but are still taking all types of donations.  Head to their website for a full list of items they need. 
  2. Hope City Missions: Hope City is collecting materials for Mucking Kits.  You can drop off materials at one of three locations: the Woodlands, Katy, or Hope City Offices.  You can also visit their website to make a monetary donation for the kits which cost about $35 each.  For a detailed list of items needed, head to their website
  3. Relief Gang: Another Houston native, Trae The Truth has a non-profit to get supplies and immediate needs to the people who need it.  They’re working closely with local Louisiana groups to get supplies to where is needed.  If you do not have the capacity to drop off physical items, head to this website to make a monetary donation to help them purchase supplies.

Houston Volunteer Opportunities

  1. Houston Food Bank: The Houston Food Bank is always ready to help those in need and assisting our neighbors to the east is no exception.  Head to their website to sign up for a shift or two to pack up food to send to them.  
  2. CrowdSource Rescue is local non-profit focused on disaster relief.  They’re teaming up with Hope City Missions to  fill and load water jugs at William Price Distilling that are bound for Louisiana this weekend.  Head to their instagram for additional details.  

South East Louisiana Mutual Aid Funds

  1. Imagine Water Works
  2. Culture Aid Nola
  3. Cajun Navy Relief
  4. Greater New Orleans Foundation
  5. Rebuilding Together New Orleans

Additional Resources From our Friends at New Orleans Mom & Lafayette Mom

How to Help Louisiana After Hurricane Ida {Drop Offs, Donations, Service Opportunities and More}

With Love From Lafayette- How Lafayette Families Can Help After Hurricane Ida

Please reach out to [email protected] to add additional organizations to our list.

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Ashley B
Ashley is originally from Dallas, Texas. She recently moved back to Texas and became a Houston resident with family after spending the last five years in New Orleans where she learned that Mardi Gras truly is the most magical time of the year. Ashley and her husband have two children (2017 and 2019) and will welcome a third in Fall 2021. She first dabbled into blogging back in 2014 while in graduate school as she documented her experiences of exercising every day for a year. Ashley currently works full-time as a project manager in managed care. During her free time, you can find her spending time outside with her husband and kids, attempting a new fitness challenge, or finding a new dessert – it’s all about balance - which she shares about over on her blog


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