Make a 'Comfort Kit'
Fill a Ziploc bag with small toiletry items. Kits can be dropped off at Joe Brown Park center in New Orleans East. More information: How to donate a 'Comfort Kit' for tornado relief
Donate Food & Basic Supplies for Pets
The Louisiana SPCA has all of its Humane Law Officers responding to requests for rescue and assistance in the aftermath of the massive tornado that devastated parts of New Orleans East Tuesday afternoon. Humane Officers rescued several dogs that were injured and are receiving medical care.
The City of New Orleans has requested that the Louisiana SPCA set up a temporary pet shelter at the NORDC facility in Joe Brown Park in New Orleans East. LA/SPCA staff are also at the park handing out dog and cat food, supplies, and crates to help displaced pet owners in need.
The Louisiana SPCA is asking for the public to donate pet food and supplies to help affected families with pets. Specifically, UNOPENED dry cat and dog food and large air crates are needed. Donations can be dropped off at these locations:
· Louisiana SPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., 504-368-5191
· Canine Connection, 4920 Tchoupitoulas, 504-218-4098
· Camp Bow Wow - MIDCITY, 3301 Conti Street, 504-309-9939
· NO Fleas Market, 4228 Magazine Street, 504-900-1446
· Demo Diva Demolition, 6246 Memphis Street, 504-486-4121
Items can be ordered off of the Louisiana SPCA’s Amazon wish list and shipped directly to the organization by going to www.la-spca.org/amazonwishlist. Additionally, donations can be made at www.la-spca.org/donate.
Families impacted by the tornado who are in need of clothing can go to the Louisiana SPCA’s NO Fleas Market Uptown and receive a $50 voucher to shop there. They will need to show a valid ID from the following zip codes that were hit:
The Louisiana SPCA is also in need of short term foster homes to move shelter animals out in order to make space for those being rescued. Foster homes able to help with medium or larger dogs are most needed right now. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are available to help.
Anyone needing assistance including finding lost pets should call the Louisiana SPCA at 504.368.5191 x100.
Partner with United Way
United Way of Southeast Louisiana (UWSELA) and its supported programs with nonprofit Community Impact Partner Agencies can provide food, clothing, counseling and other services to make people whole. United Way and their partners are still assessing needs of tornado victims. Updates will be made for requests for in-kind donations. In the interim you may assist through monetary donations or volunteering with clean-up efforts.
Learn more about volunteering or making a donation to United Way: http://www.unitedwaysela.org/tornadorelief
Give Food, Toiletries or Cleaning Supplies
Second Harvest Food Bank
Monetary donations and non-perishable food, toiletries and cleaning supplies can be sent to or dropped off at the Second Harvest Food Bank at its 700 Edwards Avenue Address.
The Food Pantry of New Orleans
The Food Pantry of New Orleans is accepting donations for non-perishable food. Items can be dropped off at 13040 I-10 Service Road.
Household of Faith
The City of New Orleans has partnered with the Household of Faith Church to collect denotable items. The church is accepting clothes, toiletries, personal items, diapers and other usable items.New Orleans Saints, Pelicans
New Orleans Saints and Pelicans
Partnering with United Way, American Red Cross, and Second Harvest, The New Orleans Saints and Pelicans established a public drop-off point at the Saints Practice Facility Lobby Museum in Metairie. At the point, the general public can drop off non-perishable foods towels, blankets, toiletries and clothing. The drop-off point is open from 8:30 a.m to 5:30 p.m.
Volunteer with Clean-up Efforts
Evacuteer is accepting monetary donations, and volunteers to assist at the Joe W. Brown Center between Thursday, February 9, and Sunday, February 12. Volunteer shifts are five hours, from 8 am to 1 pm, and 1pm to 6 pm, Thursday through Sunday.
Donate to Red Cross
Folks can help people affected by the tornadoes and storms by texting TORNADO to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donations to the Red Cross help them prepare for and respond to people recovering from disasters. Learn more: www.redcross.org/local/louisiana
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