Faculty and staff have compiled a list of helpful website links for those impacted by the floods and for those looking for ways to help victims. Please check back for updates.
FEMA: Visit https://www.disasterassistance.gov/ to help find help for your immediate needs. You can also visit the following website for an article titled “Summary of Federal Aid for Louisiana Flood Victims” (http://www.myarklamiss.com/news/local-news/summary-of-federal-aid-for-louisiana-flood-victims).
Baton Rouge Area Foundation: The purpose of BRAF is to make South Louisiana and the world a little better each day. They expand philanthropy, connecting people who give with the causes they care about most. Visit the site at www.braf.org.
Red Cross: If you want to volunteer, call the Red Cross at 855-489-2528 or sign up at http://volunteerlouisiana.gov.
Zeta Phi Beta: The Rho Epsilon chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority has started a GoFundMe account to raise money for families and students in the Baton Rouge area who have been affected by flooding. The group hopes to raise $10,000 and donate $500 to each family or student to help with the financial burden that they will face while trying to recover from the flood.
Rouses Markets: In partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank, Rouses Markets are accepting cash donations and donations of non-perishable food, cleaning supplies and toiletries. You can make donations at the cash register or online.
State officials are asking those looking to donate items stay off roadways around Baton Rouge and other flooded areas. Click here for a list of places you can drop items around New Orleans to organizations that can provide safe transport.