GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – The rain has stopped in southern Louisiana but the need for relief continues for thousands.
Floods have damaged an estimated 60,000 homes in Baton Rouge and the surrounding parishes. Over 100,000 people are in need and have registered for federal help.
During the flooding 30,000 people were rescued, including 1,000 pets.
Even though the rains and the flooding has passed, this is only the beginning of the clean-up and recovery.
Now it’s our turn to help. There are many ways you can get involved in the relief efforts. Start by visiting ourturntohelp.org to find out more.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Southern Louisiana are responding by bringing food, water and cleaning supplies.
Baton Rouge Area Foundation is getting money to where it’s needed like sheltering organizations.
Capital Area United Way has a Flood Relief and Recovery Fund to support long-term efforts.
The Companion Animal Alliance is the acting emergency shelter for the pets of the people evacuated.
Every dollar donated or hour volunteered or item donated helps make a difference to the people are victims of this natural disaster.
Now it’s our turn to help give hope.