As you know, Baton Rouge was hit with massive flooding last week. At least 11 people have been killed and more than 20,000 have had to be rescued since Friday in some of the worst flooding the state has ever seen. About 40,000 homes have been affected by torrential rain and devastating flooding in southeastern Louisiana. President Obama declared a federal emergency on Sunday.
Here are a list agencies and their info if you would like to help:
American Red Cross – Baton Rouge/Louisiana Chapter :(225-291-4533)
Baton Rouge Food Bank: (225-359-9940)
DONATE MONEY: You can donate to the Red Cross at redcross.org by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or by texting “LAFLOODS” to 90999.
DONATE NECESSITIES: United Way of Southeast Louisiana is accepting donations including toiletries, cleaning kits, infant products and pet products to help families recovering from the flooding. You can find where to send goods online at www.unitedwaysela.org
DONATE FOOD: Second Harvest Food Bank, a Louisiana organization, says it is sending thousands of pounds of food, water and cleaning supplies to the flood victims. The group is accepting supplies and nonperishable food as well as monetary donations at: give.no-hunger.org/checkout/donation?eid=39526