Several local and national organizations have put a call out to request donations and volunteers in the wake of Louisiana’s historic flooding, which has so far killed six, according to the Weather Channel, and forced rescues of 20,000 more.
Sheriff Marlin Gusman also announced that his staff will be collecting clothes and other donations at the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office, located in Mid-City.
— Sheriff Gusman (@SheriffGusman) August 15, 2016
Rouses Markets is also partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank, and all stores are accepting cash and donations of non-perishable food, cleaning supplies and toiletries.
For those who can’t make it to a cash register at the store, donations are also being accepted online.
There are several organizations outside of Mid-City seeking help, too. See below for additional ways to pitch in:
— Gov John Bel Edwards (@LouisianaGov) August 14, 2016
— 2ndHarvestGNOA (@2ndHarvestGNOA) August 14, 2016
Follow this link to donate to the flood relief efforts for this tragic flood!https://t.co/5u2xMuRdKy
— Salvation Army (@salarmybr) August 13, 2016
CAN YOU FOSTER A DOG OR CAT TO HELP OUR FRIENDS AT THE NO-KILL SHELTER IN DENHAM SPRINGS? Come on New Orleans!… https://t.co/yAchq664qn
— Animal Rescue NOLA (@AnimalRescueNO) August 14, 2016
— PauseImage (@PauseImage) August 14, 2016
Editor’s note: This list is not comprehensive. Links to other donation and volunteer sites are welcome in the comments.