A Helping Hand

Kim Weaver | 8/23/16

By now you have probably heard about the storms that triggered devastating floods in Louisiana last week. The floods that displaced more than 30,000 Americans, destroyed more than 110,000 homes, and killed 9, also left a cleanup and rebuild bill of more than $20 billion. FEMA is working to cover the costs for more than 100,000 displaced residents who have lost their homes to stay in hotels for up to 30 days.

If you've seen the pictures or video you know, it's horrifying. I can't begin to imagine what these people are going through. My heart breaks for everyone displaced by this devastating display of Mother Nature's force.

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Normally this is the part of the email where I make a pitch and ask you to make a donation to my campaign. This message is a little different. Below is a list of organizations* I have found that are actively helping our American brothers and sisters through this disaster. That is why I encourage you to use one of the links below to make a contribution to the clean-up effort or find an effort or charity that is right for you. 

When Americans band together our strength and resilience become the envy of the world. Let’s help our brothers and sisters in Louisiana by sending them a ray of hope and humanity from Iowa. 


Convoy of Hope: Click here.

Direct Relief: Click here.

Red Cross: Accepting: Donations via telephone. Call 1-800-REDCROSS or text LAFLOODS to 90999 to donate $10

United Way of Southeast Louisiana: Click here. Or, checks can also be mailed to: United Way of Southeast Louisiana, ATTN: Flood Relief, 2515 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119

NOLA Pay It Forward: Click here.

To help with displaced pets and other animals you can find more information by clicking here.

 

*I do not have any connection to these groups. I have not received any donations from these groups. I do not anticipate receiving any contributions from them in the future.

 

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