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Hurricane Ida relief and donation information

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Published: Aug. 31, 2021 at 3:49 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 7, 2021 at 11:31 AM CDT
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(KALB) - Here is a list of organizations to which donated items can be delivered or assistance can be offered to those affected by Hurricane Ida. We will continue to update the list as information becomes available.

When you support Salvation Army disaster services, 100% of your donation is applied to the Hurricane Ida disaster relief operation. Text IDA to 51555 to make a monetary donation to the Salvation Army. LEARN MORE HERE.

AVOYELLES PARISH

RAPIDES PARISH

  • The Alexandria Mega-Shelter continues to be used for Hurricane Ida evacuees, and they could use your help! Currently, the shelter is in critical need of several items. For those looking to donate, they could use the following:
    • Underwear - men and women, all sizes
    • T-shirts - men and women, all sizes
    • Sweatpants - men and women, all sizes
    • Socks - men and women, all sizes
    • Disposable Diapers - all sizes, mostly LG/XL
    • Disposable cleaning cloths/wipes
    • Toothbrush/toothpaste kits
  • You may drop off your Alexandria Mega-Shelter donations at either of the following locations:
    • LSUA Mega Shelter: 8125 Hwy. 71 S., Alexandria, La. - (318) 767-6215
    • Office of Public Health Regional Office, 5604B Coliseum Blvd, Alexandria.
  • James Greer at Grand Tire Automotive in Pineville is offering his store as a supply drop off point to gather items for those affected by Ida. He will be delivering the items to Houma on Saturday (9/4/21). They are asking for water, non-perishable food items, tarps, gas cans. Other helpful items: batteries, gloves, contractor trash bags, solar-powered lights/lamps, battery-operated fans, bleach, towels, plastic bins, scrub brushes, extension cords, mosquito/bug repellant, baby wipes, power strips, ladders, baby formula, pet food, sunscreen, first aid kits, manual can openers, sealed snacks, and N-95 masks.
  • United Way of Central LA - Hurricane Ida may not have it our area directly but as you all know Louisiana supports their neighbors during these trying times.
    • Here is a direct link to the funding for United Ways supporting the areas where IDA has hit: https://www.launitedway.org/helpla
    • For those who want a more hands-on approach please coordinate with the needs and others already there.
    • For access to the Hurricane Ida incident, log on to https://crisiscleanup.org and click “Request Redeploy” on the dashboard. If your organization does not have an account, go to crisiscleanup.org and click “Register” in the bottom-left corner of the screen.
    • There will be a need for hotline volunteers. If your organization would like to provide volunteers, please contact Gina Newby: gina@crisiscleanup.org
  • Shepherd’s PIE – Free hot meals: https://www.facebook.com/People.Influencing.Eternity or www.shepherdspie.net
  • His Church Pineville – (1381 Pinehurst Drive, Pineville, LA; His_Church_in_Pineville@mail.vresp.com; 318-704-5691)
    • Collecting the following items to be delivered to First Baptist Church in Houma on Thursday morning: Tarps, Bottled Water, Non-Perishable Food Items
  • St. Michael’s Episcopal Church – (500 Edgewood Drive, Pineville) Due to the extraordinary outpouring of support from the community, many churches and other organizations including the Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana, Catholic Diocese of Alexandria, St. Joseph Center and The United Way of Central Louisiana we have collected a great deal of items needed for our evacuees that are at the shelter.  If individuals or organizations have already purchased items we will have someone at the church on Thursday September 9th from 1 PM to 5 PM for them to drop off those items, otherwise they can contact me, Kitty Wynn @ 318/715-2743 to make arrangements to drop off donations.  If anyone would like to make monetary donations they can follow this link to do so through the United Way of Central Louisiana http://www.uwcl.org/idarecovery.
  • State Representative Mike Johnson - (318) 487-5377; hse027@legis.la.gov
  • The Office of Public Health Mega Shelter which accepts medical needy evacuees is in desperate need of assistance. Today over 400 nursing home residents will be arriving at the shelter with 200 already on site and they are in urgent need of the following:
    • Underwear - men and women, all sizes
    • T-shirts - men and women, all sizes
    • Sweatpants - men and women, all sizes
    • Socks - men and women, all sizes
    • Disposable Diapers - all sizes, mostly LG/XL
    • Disposable cleaning cloths/wipes
    • Toothbrush/toothpaste kits If you can help, you may drop your donation at either of the following locations:
    • LSUA Mega Shelter: 8100 Hwy. 71 S., Alexandria, LA (318) 767-6215 - contact, Patty White
    • Office of Public Health Regional Office, 5604B Coliseum Blvd, Alexandria, leave for Donna Mathews
  • The Junior League of Alexandria would like to join hands with you and support our fellow Louisiana residents who have been displaced by Hurricane Ida. In keeping with our mission, we will be collecting items for women and children such as diapers, wipes, feminine products, personal hygiene items and more. Please see the information below for donation drop off times. All donations of this variety are welcomed and very appreciated. If you can not physically drop off an item but would like to donate please visit our Amazon Wish List! We will ensure these items get to a woman or child in need. Thank you for your donations. >> https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1D3E8D81A2K4G?ref_=wl_share&fbclid=IwAR1XPV43lt9s-hI14DI9HOQdMiRD8lP7RoLd966lq2e8Zog0Y8hl76mBa5Y

GRANT PARISH

  • First Baptist Church Pollock – (7956 Ridge Street, Pollock) Supplies can be dropped off at the church through Friday. Items needed include: Bottled Water, Food, Cleaning Supplies, Toiletries, Baby Products, etc. For additional information, please call the church office at (318) 765-3525.

WINN PARISH

  • Winn Parish Police Jury – (318) 628-5824

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