October 16, 2021

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Want to help after Ida? Here’s how

Here are several ways you can assist people who need help after Hurricane Ida.

Note: No one is accepting used clothing, and only two groups are accepting new clothing. If you have clothing to give away, it is suggested that you take it to the Salvation Army or Goodwill.

AROUND ACADIANA

Brookshire Grocery Co. is launching a relief campaign for customers to donate to the American Red Cross for people who are affected by Hurricane Ida. Through Sept. 14, all Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods, Spring Market and FRESH by Brookshire’s stores will have $1, $3, and $5 coupons available for customers to make monetary donations at checkout. The donations will go to the American Red Cross relief efforts for those affected by the hurricane.

Acadian SAR is taking donations for supplies for those impacted by Ida. They are looking for water,Gatorades, snacks (jerky, meal bars, etc.), non-perishable foods, fuel gift cards, money donations, generators, tarps, buckets, cleaning supplies, diapers, adult diapers, wipes, household cleaning supplies, over the counter medicine, feminine products, pet food, livestock food and more. Anything is appreciated. Contact khouri at 3373517730 for pick up or bring to the Kaplan Fire Deptartment or Super Tater in Scott. Monetary donations can be made through Paypal at PayPal.me/acadiansar.

Local wildlife rehabilitators are helping wildlife impacted by Ida. A staging area has been set up in Youngsville for supplies coming in from other states. Financial donations and gas are being accepted. Organizers say formulas for the wildlife are specific, so donations of money would help best. To assist or for more information, contact Letitia Labbie at 337-288-5146.

Resident TY Fenroy is collecting supplies for their hometown Laplace. Anyone willing to help can contact Fenroy to will meet them at Cajun Field for pick up for supplies or donate. For more information, call 337-212-4836 or email [email protected] To donate money: Cashapp $Fenroy32; Venmo @Fenroy32; or PayPal @Tyfenroy.

All Dollar General stores from Cade to Morgan City are accepting donations for food, water and essential items to help those impacted by Hurricane Ida. Donations can be dropped off at all locations in Iberia and St. Mary parishes.

CALCASIEU PARISH
The United Way of Southwest Louisiana is accepting donations of new and unused goods at 815 Ryan Street, Lake Charles, from 9 am to 4 pm on Monday through Thursday and 9 am to 2 pm on Fridays. An online donation tracking form for hurricane goods has been activated on United Way of Southwest Louisiana’s website. At this time, no second-hand clothing, bedding or toys will be accepted. Items will be routinely taken to the Houma and Thibodaux areas in Terrebonne Parish due to the widespread devastation already seen. Here’s the website.

Bon Ami Riding Club and 21 Brotherhood PSMC are teaming up to collect donations for a supply drive to help in the relief efforts for Hurricane Ida victims. The groups will be collecting in the parking lots of various locations in Calcasieu Parish. Donations are being collected this weekend and will be delivered next weekend to Houma and outlying area residents.

Items being accepted include non-perishable food items, water, cleaning products, laundry supplies, baby supplies, snacks, fans, gloves, medicine, tarps, candles, pet food, and more. Monetary donations to assist with fuel to deliver and additional relief supplies can be brought to any collection site the day of or sent via Venmo (@bryanjamiecrochet). For questions, contact Jamie Crochet at 337-287-2050.

Donation sites are:
Sulphur/Carlyss – Wayne’s Deli
Moss Bluff – Rouse’s Market
Lake Charles – Old KMart lot
Iowa – Across from Stine Lumber
Westlake – Market Basket

LAFAYETTE PARISH

Dave Broussard AC and Heating in Broussard is collecting supplies that will be trucked over to the Lafourche/Terrebonne area every week. You can drop them at the shop, located at 101 Jared Drive, from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The truck will deliver on the weekends. The supplies they need are: bug spray, flashlights, non-perishable food, water, ice chests, fans, batteries, extension cords, baby wipes and diapers, tarps, pillows, paper towels, toilet paper, oil for generators, gas and gas cans, gift cards, cleaning supplies, hygiene products, first aid kits, candles, air mattresses, buckets and storage containers. What they need most are non-perishable food, water, baby wipes, diapers and tarps.

The Hurricane Relief Donation and Distribution Center located in Beads Busters and Float Rentals in Youngsville is open and accepting donations from 10 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. The center is located at 2034 Bonin Road. Supplies needed include cleaning supplies of all kinds, bleach, mold killer, leaf rakes, flat head shovels, 5-gallon buckets, rubber gloves, garbage bags, squeegees, large plastic tarps, mops, water, sports drinks, wipes, diapers, baby formula, First aid kits, Bug spray, Tire repair kits, Non perishable food items, Toilet paper, Feminine and personal hygiene products, Paper towels, School supplies, New toys, not used, Pet food. NO CLOTHES will be accepted. Call 337-857-5552 for more information.

On Thursday, September 2, there will be a Community Cares Love Thy Neighbor supply drive. From 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., you can drop off supplies at the Northgate Mall parking lot on the Moss Street side. To maintain social distancing, you stay in your car and volunteers will unload the supplies. Supplies needed are: trash bags, bleach, mops, sponges, floor cleaners, all-purpose cleaners, dishwashing liquid, disinfecting wipes and spray, non-perishable snacks, bottled water. All supplies will be delivered to hurricane survivors in Houma.

On Friday, September 3, there will be a supply drive at the Imani Temple #49, 201 E. Willow Street in Lafayette. All supplies donated will be delivered to those in need in St. Mary Parish. Supplies needed are water and drinks, diapers and baby wipes, cleaning supplies, paper towels, nonperishable foods, toiletries, toilet paper and soap. If you’d like to volunteer your time to help, call 337.501.7617 and leave your name and telephone number.

The Lafayette Professional Firefighters Association is collecting supplies “to be delivered to our brothers and sisters who are dealing with the effects of the hurricane. These items can be dropped off at any Lafayette fire station,” a post states. The items needed are: tarps, roofing nails, large trash bags, work gloves, bleach, paper towels, general cleaning supplies, detergent, personal hygiene products (for males and females), water (drinking and gallon).

Oliver Lane Company, a Youngsville gift shop, is collecting supplies to fill a moving truck. “Alright guys, it’s time to come together and help our state. We thankfully were spared but our neighbors were not,” the store posted on their Facebook page. “One of our moving trucks will be heading out Thursday to bring supplies to affected areas. So help us, help them. I will be in the shop from 930am- 4pm tomorrow & Wednesday and can come back after 5pm if anyone needs to drop off after working hours!” They are collecting tarps, cleaning supplies, canned goods, paper towels, work gloves, trash bags, water, and other supplies. The store says they will be making multiple trips to Jefferson Parish over the coming weeks, and they also will be donating sales from t-shirt sales to help survivors.

The Covenant Love truck will roll again for Hurricane IDA relief, and they’re asking for donations and volunteers. They will take donations starting on Tuesday and continue collecting through next Monday, September 6, from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. daily at Covenant Church, 300 E. Martial Avenue. If you’d rather donate money, you can do so during that time or donate on venmo to @love-truck. Needed supplies are: Trash bags, Cleaning supplies, Small tents, Baby and adult diapers, Water, Gatorade, Toilet paper, Paper towels, Non perishable snacks, Bug spray, Flash lights/lanterns, Batteries, Hand sanitizer, Hand cleaner, Chain saw and generator oil.

St Edmond’s Catholic Church will start collecting cleaning supplies (including bleach, soaps, mops, brooms, cleaning towels, soaps, personal hygiene supplies) and bottled water on Thursday, September 2nd, and will be receiving supplies at the Family Center (4131 West Congress St. in Lafayette) every day from 7:00 AM til 6:00 PM until Friday September 10 at 6:00 PM. The products will be distributed in the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, our neighbors to the East. For those who cannot shop for these products, a check can be made to St Edmond Catholic Church with the notation Hurricane Relief. We will purchase items to help them out. All you have to do is drive up and we will help you unload. Your generosity is most appreciated. Any questions, please call St Edmond Catholic Church, 337-981-0874.

Louisiana Strong Initiative will hold a donation drive for communities affected by Hurricane Ida. Items needed include water, food, household goods, clothes, toys, school supplies, bug spray, flashlights, batteries, and more. Drop off donations at Jefferson Street Pub Friday-Saturday, September 3-4, from 10 a.m. – 2 a.m. Anyone with questions can call Dylan Sherman at 318-820-2950.

Emergency Response Disaster Aid Southcentral Region 4 is uniting to help those affected by Hurricane Ida and are collecting supplies like bottled water, non-perishable foods, soap, toiletries, baby items (milk, bottles, etc.), and cleaning supplies. Donations can be dropped off drive-thru style on Friday, September 3, from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. The Lafayette collection site is located at Imani Temple #49, 201 E. Willow St.

Cardon Sales Company is holding a donation drive for families affected by Ida. Items accepted include water, tarps, bleach, mold killer, buckets, rakes, garbage bags, mops, wipes, diapers, first aid kits, toilet paper, paper towels, baby formula, and more. Clothes will not be accepted. Donations can be dropped off at 213 Cummings Road in Broussard from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. M-F and 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. S-S. For questions or more information, call 337-280-3157 or 337-849-7623.

Grub Burger Bar is hosting a donation site for supplies needed by evacuees from Hurricane Ida. The restaurant will distribute these items each weekend to various shelters and disaster relief sites in need. They are accepting items like batteries, blankets, flashlights, masks, NEW clothes for all ages, pet supplies, tarps, ropes, and more. They are not accepting cash; if you’d like to donate money, you’re asked to do so through organizations like the Red Cross. Donations can be dropped off at 1905 Kaliste Saloom Road, Lafayette, every day from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

LSE Crane and Transportation (LSE) in partnership with C&G Containers is accepting donations at 313 Westgate Road, Scott, LA 70506 to help families devastated by Hurricane Ida in south Louisiana. LSE will load our trucks with donations and deliver items to local organizations and fire departments who can assist with getting these valuable donations in the hands of the people who are in most need. Your generous donation is greatly appreciated. Donations will be accepted Thursday (9/2) & Friday (9/3) between the hours of 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. List of Nonperishable Goods & Supplies: 1. Bottled water 2. Canned goods 3. Snack bags/boxes 4. Juice boxes 5. Medications (i.e. Ibuprofen) 6. Adult & baby toiletries 7. Air mattresses (new only) 8. Air conditioners (new only) 9. Generators (new only) 10. Gas cans (new only) 11. Cleaning supplies 12. Masks 13. Tools (hammers, ax, rope, etc.) 14. Tarps 15. Mosquito spray

All clubs at Johnston Street Bingo will be collecting supplies for hurricane relief efforts in the Thibodaux area. The following is a list of basic supplies requested from their first responder contacts in the area: plastic utensils, paper plates, blue tarps, random snack foods, bath towels, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, baby powder, toothpaste, and plastic cups. PAL905 representatives will be making deliveries starting Wednesday and frequently after that as supply stocks become available. Feel free come to the hall during our working hours (everyday from 5-10PM as well as all day Saturday and Sunday) to drop off supplies.

Lift Acadiana is collecting the following items and will be heading into the Terrebonne, Lafourche & South Lafourche Parish area to set up drive-thru supply pickup location(s).
Donation drop-off times are Wednesday, Sept 1 – Thursday Sept 3 from 10a-6p and Saturday Sept 4 from 10a-12p. Drop off is at Procept Marketing Lift Acadiana headquarters at 210 S. Girouard Rd. A Broussard. Additional drop-off locations will be announced soon.

Cleanup Supplies:
-Tarps
-Roofing Nails
-Large Black Trash bags
-Mold Masks
-Heavy-Duty Gloves
-Wet/Dry Shop Vacs
-Ant Killer
-Batteries
-Flash Lights
Personal Supplies
-Bug Spray
-Sun Screen
-Toilet Paper
-Diapers
-Baby Wipes
-Cleaning Supplies
-Feminine Products
-Electrolyte Drink Mix
-First Aid Supplies

If you are unable to drop off supplies, we are grateful for gift cards to Walmart/Target/Home Depot/Lowe’s/Costco. If you shop online, you can purchase a gift card to these stores for whatever amount you want and email it to [email protected] and our team can head to these stores and purchase the items on the list. If you prefer to make a monetary or gift card donation, please do so at https://liftacadiana.org/hurricane-ida-supply-relief/.

IBERIA PARISH

BSA Troop 331 will be making a trip to LaFourche Parish this weekend to deliver supplies to those affected by Ida. If you would like to donate supplies to the Ida relief effort, you can drop your items off at the VFW hall in New Iberia (1907 Jefferson Terrace Blvd) on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday between 6-8pm.

The general rule is to buy what you would need/want in that situation.
Donation Ideas:
Unused clothing. New packs of t-shirts, underwear, socks are best.
Personal hygiene items. Toothbrushes, tooth paste, hair items, soap, feminine items, etc.
Cleaning supplies, buckets, mops, gloves, etc.
Baby needs, diapers, canned formula.
New towels, wash cloths, blankets, pillows, bedding, etc.
New Tarps
Non perishable food items.
Bottled water. Water is great, and everyone brings water so no need to over do it. One case per delivery will be more than enough.

ST. MARTIN PARISH

A supply drive is being held for people in Terrebonne Parish. You can drop donations off at Ricochet in St. Martinville, located behind Company Salon on Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. The goal is to make 200 boxes of cleaning supplies and 200 boxes of non-perishable food. Items needed are tarps, water, sports drinks, baby wipes, trash bags, dish liquid, bleach, disinfecting wipes, sponges, cleaning products, paper towels, six-packs of toilet paper, non-perishable food like canned goods, cereal, peanut butter and jelly, shelf-stable milk, soup, snacks; paper plates, disposable utensils, and hygiene products like toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, soap, shampoo and conditioner.

ONLINE DONATIONS
Catholic Charities of Acadiana is asking for donations via their Amazon Wishlist. “Help us respond to survivors of Hurricane Ida. Shop our Amazon Wishlist to get essential relief supplies shipped directly to our warehouse,” a post states. Here’s the link.

New Orleans Saints owner Gayle Benson has announced a $1 million donation to the Gulf Coast Renewal Fund to support the community throughout Louisiana and the Gulf Coast. To get more information or to donate, go here: NewOrleansSaints.com/hurricaneida.