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Ways to Help Louisiana Flood Victims

Photo: Greg Henshall

Southern Louisiana is experiencing devastating flooding and they need our help! Whether you have time or money to give, you can make a huge impact starting today.

Here’s how to help:

  • Volunteer with the Red Cross.

The American Red Cross of the Mid-South is recruiting volunteers from the general public who are willing to deploy to Southern Louisiana to assist with relief efforts in response to unprecedented flooding. Attend a Disaster Service Overview & Shelter Fundamentals class next week (date TBD – most up to date info here). Email to get started. (Please do not mobilize a grassroots effort. Red Cross is the safest and most effective way to help.)

  • Donate to Red Cross.

To make a financial contribution go to or call 1-800-REDCROSS, or text the words LAFLOODS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from these disasters.

  • Donate to Teach for America’s relief fund

Donate to help impacted corps members and alumni to replace personal belongings and to help them address needs in their classrooms and schools. You can donate to that fund here.

Friends of Baton Rouge are hosting donation drives here in Memphis.  Donations can be taken to Abyssinian Missionary Baptist Church on Friday 8/19 from 6-9pm, Saturday 8/20 from 9am-1pm, and Sunday 8/21 during morning worship.

For the most up-to-date information you can go here.

See how Memphians are already helping here.

Follow Volunteer Odyssey via their website, twitter, and facebook for updates.

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