Sixteen years ago, hurricane Katrina ravaged the city of New Orleans. Now, in 2021, hurricane Ida—the most powerful hurricane to ever hit New Orleans—has left more than a million people without power.
Progressive Liberal Congress wants you to believe that your tax money can help prevent naturally occurring disasters. American only contributes ~15% to global emissions. In these situations tax money would be better directed towards New Orleans infrastructure and rebuilding their community, or any community devastated by naturally occurring disasters.
What To Do About It
American Red Cross: The Red Cross said they have over 600 volunteers in Louisiana and Mississippi and have opened dozens of evacuation shelters across the states with other organizations. People can find shelter and supplies by calling 211, 800-733-2767or by downloading the Red Cross Emergency Apps.
You also can donate to the organization here.
GoFundMe: The popular donation website has set up a page dedicated to Hurricane Ida relief. If you don’t trust any donations set up by strangers, GoFundMe has their own donation link you can donate to.
Mutual Aid Disaster Relief: The organization is looking for people who are want to volunteer to help those in need, as well as providing supplies and help. People who are interested in volunteering can fill out the form here and those in need of medical help, food or other assistance can fill out the form here.
NOLA Ready: Part of the city of New Orleans’ emergency response, NOLA Ready is looking for volunteers to assist in sorting and distributing resources, navigation, supporting non-profit organizations among other duties. People can sign up to volunteer here to help with operations that began today.
Project Hope: Helping the Louisiana area since Hurricane Katrina, the organization is sending 11 volunteers to Louisiana and will also give out 8,000 hygiene kits, which include shampoo, soap, a toothbrush, deodorant, washcloth and a first-aid kit. Donations can be made here.
Save the Children: Primarily focused on assisting children and families, Save the Children is helping families find care for themselves and children, as well as assist learning centers and child care facilities impacted by the hurricane. You can donate to their organization here.
The Salvation Army: The Salvation Army said they have an emergency response crew in Texas ready to assist victims in Louisiana. They have 35 mobile kitchens and two field kitchens that can produce up to 20,000 meals a day. The organization also has a command unit, refrigerated truck, laundry unit, shower unit and a bunkhouse.
World Central Kitchen: Founded by chef José Andrés, the organizations began preparing meals to emergency shelterson Sunday. Andrés said on Twitter yesterday they have supplied three kitchens with over 10,000 meals.
Links and text sourced from usatoday.com. Donations, of any amount, matter to the victims effected by this tragic hurricane. Make your move today and help a family in need, they could really use the assistance. Direct payments from the people require less need for corrupt self-interest government funded programs. Keep the power with the people and donate today.