This list is a compilation of information I found from various community groups and news organizations. If you know of other resources or opportunities to help, please let me know and I will work to get them added to this post.
Covington Food Bank did not sustain damage and is open regular hours. They are in need of non-perishable food donations at this time. The most-needed item is boxed cereal. Can openers, toiletries, diapers, and monetary donations are also helpful. Anyone interested in donating to the food bank may stop by during our regular business hours or contact our Development Director at (985) 893-3003 ext 105 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Anyone interested in volunteering may contact our volunteer coordinator on Monday at (985) 893-3003 ext 101. The Food Bank of Covington is located at 840 N. Columbia St. Covington, LA 70433. We serve the tri-parish area of St. Tammany, Washington and Tangipahoa. Additional information may be found at www.covingtonfoodbank.org
James Storehouse in Covington is accepting donations for affected victims. Their greatest need are diapers in size 3 but they are accepting donations of all kinds (clothing, toiletries, etc.)
Koko Fitclub of Mandeville is accepting supply donations from it’s members.
New Zion Baptist Church is accepting donation and have an area set up for families to pick up items. Their greatest need at this time is for personal toiletries, bleach, and mops. Their address is: 17387 New Zion Church Rd, Covington, LA. They are open every day 8-5 at this time.
Northshore Community Foundation is accepting donations. 100% of the donations received will go directly to the affected areas. To donate, here’s the link: http://www.northshorefoundation.org/nwrf
United Way of Louisiana is accepting donations for flood victims. They specifically serve United Way of Southeast Louisiana, serving Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Washington parishes. To donate, here’s the link: http://www.unitedwaysela.org/flood
Woodland Park Church is accepting cleaning supplies, mops brooms, sponges and anything cleaning related as well as diapers and wipes and water.
The address is: 1909 JW Davis Drive, Hammond. 985 345-4012
Volunteer Your Time
If you would like to volunteer with the Covington Food Bank, contact the volunteer coordinator on Monday at (985) 893-3003 ext 101.
If you would like to volunteer to help people impacted by the flooding in Louisiana with the Red Cross, please complete an application at http://www.redcross.org/local/louisiana/volunteer
If You Need Help
Red Cross shelters open in Washington Parish at Franklinton High School and in Bogalusa at Elizabeth Sullivan University Methodist Church. In Tangipahoa Parish, shelters are open at Loranger High School and at Eagle Heights Church in Tickfaw (residents who were at Natalbany Elementary are moving to this larger facility). Because conditions are changing, shelter plans continue to develop. If you are uncertain, check the Red Cross Facebook page for the most up-to-date information:
- Loranger High School – 19404 Hiatt Road, Loranger, La. 70446
- Eagle Heights Church — 47318 Rufus Bankston Rd, Tickfaw, LA 70466
- Franklinton High School – 1 Demon Circle, Franklinton, La. 70438
- Elizabeth Sullivan University Methodist Church – 510 Avenue B, Bogalusa, La. 70427
Federal Govt. (Pres. Obama) has declared a major disaster for the State of Louisiana.
Register for INDIVIDUAL or PUBLIC Assistance and/or HAZARD MITIGATION Grant Program here:
FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams will help support registration of individuals in Individual Assistance Grant Program.