August 15, 2016

How to Help Louisiana Flood Victims

Baton Rouge and surrounding communities in Southeastern Louisiana are experiencing an unprecedented flood after severe rainfall throughout the area. More than 20,000 people have been rescued and more than 10,000 have been forced to leave their homes and take refuge in temporary shelters.

This tragedy has not flooded The Addison, but it has severely impacted our neighbors, MyCommunity Partners, and employees. It is hard to see our state hurting – here is how you can help.

Over the coming days, we will have more information about volunteer opportunities with our MyCommunity Partners Companion Animal Alliance, Trafficking Hope Louisiana, and Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. In the meantime, please click the links to donate money, goods or time.

You can find a list of organizations collecting supplies here. The American Red Cross is accepting $10 donations by texting LAFLOODS to 90999.

The Addison has available units for those displaced.

Our thoughts are with our neighbors as we work to support the recovery process.

Photo by Chris Granger, | The Times-Picayune: George Milam, left, of Metairie, hands off Cameron Descant, 2, to Bryce Fricke, right, of St. Bernard Parish, as they rescue people from their flooded homes and neighborhood in Baton Rouge on Sunday, August 14, 2016.