As many of you know, I am from the Baton Rouge area but have recently moved away. But the affects of the Louisiana Flood still heart my hurt. As a result and in an effort to help out, here's three easy was to help those affected by the Louisiana Flood.
Give a Gift Card!
I wanted to do something different to help and give people a variety of resources. A lot of people are still displaced and can't necessarily receive items, so I thought: gift cards! They're a little more personable than money, easy to store, and inexpensive to mail. And I know the thought behind a gift card can cheer up somebody's day. Just think of receiving a $5 gift card for lunch to Subway after a hard day of working to rebuild your home! Check below for some suggested places.
Walgreen's, CVS, Walmart, Target for personal and household items
Various restaurants such as Subway, Smoothie King, Raising Cane's, Chick-fil-A
Lowe's or The Home Depot for small house items such as nails or paint
You can drop off or mail in gift cards thru Saturday, September 17th, to The Rich Connect at 243. North Acadian Thruway, Suite 2, Baton Rouge, LA 70806.
Donating money is quick and easy especially with today's technology. It doesn't matter how much; any and everything helps! Below are a few organizations accepting donations.
Red Cross In the "Use my donation to support" section select Louisiana Floods. Or you can text LAFLOODS to 90999 to donate $10.
Project 70805 The money is used to provide assistance with items at shelters in the Baton Rouge Area.
No Glass Slippers Funds are used to provide women with necessary items such as toiletries and clothing.
Donate Your Time!
There is nothing like showing people you care just by being there and offering a helping hand or a listening ear. I know many of us aren't professional contractors. lol. But providing a helping hand to friends and family to throw out things is a start. You can even offer a ride here or there to people who have lost their cars. If you don't know anybody personally, try calling around to local shelters to see if assistance is needed.
Anything helps! It's going to be a long road to rebuilding Louisiana. But with helping hands and genuine hearts we will get there! Comment below if you have any other ideas of how to help!