List of Supply Drives And Volunteer Opportunities To Help Flood Victims
Whether you want to donate supplies or volunteer, here's the list of opportunities to help flood victims if you can.
The folks with Our Savior's Church are coordinating the Relief Center in Crowley. They need non-perishable food items, cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items, baby & adult diapers, and other supplies that victims of the flood may need to get back to normal. Please, no clothing. They can't process that. Bring clothing items to Goodwill. Donations are accepted from 9AM until noon. They distribute to flood victims from 1PM until 7PM. They also need volunteers!
The Sunset Fire Department is taking donations to give to local evacuation centers. Our drop-off locations are the Sunset Fire Department, Sunset Police station and Sunset Town Hall.
Iota Middle School PTC & Beta will hold a school supply & food drive for Acadia Parish Schools' students & families affected by the flood.
Drop off at IMS gym Friday 8/19 from noon to 5:00, and Saturday 8/20 from 8:00 until 5:00.
Any dry, canned, or non-perishable food items, along with school supplies & personal hygiene items will be accepted.
This Saturday, August 20th, from 8am-4pm will be "Pio Pickup" as the Notre Dame family comes together to help those in need. We have two main goals...
One - to collect as many donations as possible to be brought to the main distribution point in Crowley. We will call this part "Operation: Fill the Bus". Donations will be accepted at our gym and we hope to fill one (or more) of our Notre Dame buses with supplies. Some of these items are: Clorox, Dawn dishwashing liquid, buckets, mops, cleaning supplies, gloves, water, non-perishable food, baby products, trash bags, toiletries, etc. Anything BUT clothing.
Two - to go out into the community to help those in need in their homes with manual labor. We will call this part "Operation: Clean Up".
If you are able to donate food, supplies, or other donations, you can drop them off at Notre Dame High School Gym (910 N Eastern Ave, Crowley) between the hours of 8am and 4pm and they will be brought to the Crowley distribution center.
If you know of someone who is in need of work in their home, please email Mandy Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org) before Saturday with the information and the help needed (pulling up carpet, cutting sheetrock, etc). We will try to coordinate the work.
There's a group of people in Lafayette that now calls themselves "Cajun Disaster Relief Volunteers" that simply showed up en masse Thursday to help those flood victims who are unable or have no family here to assist them in their efforts to recover. Nearly 1500 people showed up and began tearing up what was damaged so it could be replaced. WOW! There is a Facebook page with information.
ATTENTION YOUNGSVILLE RESIDENTS!!!! Our command center for donations/pick-up at KC Hall will be moving locations!!! The LAST day to pick up at KC Hall will be Friday from 10am-7pm. Starting Saturday 10am, our NEW location will be at BEAD BUSTERS, 2034 Bonin Road. Youngsville still needs our help!!! This location will be accepting donations which include: Cleaning supplies, bleach, water, wipes, diapers, baby formula, laundry detergent, non-perishable food items, toilet paper, paper towels, school supplies. We will not be accepting clothes. Our supply is running low and we need to restock.