How Texans can Help Those Affected by Hurricane Ida in Louisiana
Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana over the weekend, leaving behind a trail of destruction. Now our neighbors to the east need our help.
Hurricane Ida stormed into Port Fourchon, Louisiana as a Category 4 hurricane on Sunday, which was the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The massive storm left New Orleans without power, and the people of Louisiana needing help with supplies like water, food, and clothing.
The Neighborly Thing
Texas is certainly no stranger to hurricanes, and when one hits our coast, we band together and help those in need. It's what good people do, and Texans are good people. It's time to help out those in need in both Louisiana and Mississippi.
CNN reports that wind gusts were measured up to 172 miles per hour as Ida made landfall on Sunday leveling buildings and flooding the streets making Ida one of the strongest storms to hit the U.S. Now is the time to help our neighbors in need.
How Can I Help?
KXXV Channel 25 posted an article with some resources for those looking to help out, and we found a few trustworthy standouts as well. They also remind folks looking to help to make sure your are donating to a trusted organization. The Better Business Bureau can assist you in learning more about different organizations.
Here are a few great organizations to keep in mind when donating.
Project Hope - Founded in the wake of Katrina, this organization is looking to distribute hygiene kits and N95 masks to victims and aid workers.
Save the Children - This group is focusing primarily on getting hygiene kits, diapers, and wipes to families with young children.
Relief Gang - This Houston-based group is sending search and rescue teams to help in the wake of Ida.
American Red Cross - The American Red Cross has been helping those in need since 1881. Donations to the American Red Cross will help with sheltering and more for those displaced by Hurricane Ida.
United Way - The United Way of Southeast Louisiana will use the donations to help families who have been displaced from their homes while helping schools and businesses rebuild.
The Salvation Army - The Salvation Army helps those with food, clothing, clean up and emotional support. The Salvation Army says you can donate directly to those who need the help from Ida with 100% of your donation going to the victims that need it.
Americares - Americares is another emergency response organization that provides relief to those in-need following disasters.
Don't Forget the Pets
Let's not forget about our furry friends who also need help in both Louisiana and Mississippi. The Louisiana SPCA, the Mississippi ASPCA, and the Humane Society of the United States are all accepting donations.
The clean-up efforts will be long and hard for those impacted by this hurricane, and your donations will go a long way in helping those who need it.
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