When New Orleans was under water right after Katrina, hundreds if not thousands of volunteers from Acadiana came to our city to help rescue our citizens during the worst days of the storm. Most of these brave and selfless rescuers were not sent in by the government; they just came out of a sense of duty to their fellow human beings. Now they need our help.
The need is especially great in nearby Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes. In the coastal community of Isle de Jean Charles, which is home to many members of the United Houma Nation, life as its residents know it ended when Gustav slammed ashore last Monday. Several local bloggers and volunteers have already gone there to assess the damage and to offer what help they can.
Now its up to the rest of us.
Please send financial or in-kind donations to the United Houma Nation at the following addresses:
United Houma Nation Relief Fund?
20986 Hwy. 1?
Golden Meadow, LA 70357
Your donations are tax deductible as the UHN has 501(c)(3) status.
Old Store Relief Center?
4400 LA Hwy. 1?
Raceland, LA 70394
Supplies needed to address the immediate recovery include the following: non-perishable food,?water,?flashlights &?batteries, gloves, boots, shovels, large garbage bags, cleaning supplies, fans, tarps, tree and debris removal equipment & supplies, personal hygiene items, ice chests, First Aid kits, gas gift cards, Walmart gift cards, and generators.
Elderly needs include Depends and Ensure products.
Baby needs include formula, diapers, and baby wipes.
To get an idea of how devastated this and other coastal communities are, click HERE to see a photo gallery of Gustavs damage posted by the United Houma Nation. Please give. Do it now.