BATON ROUGE, La. (KLFY) – Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser is leading the statewide effort to coordinate private donations and volunteers throughout the state and between parishes after the historic floods affecting the region.
The Lieutenant Governor’s office has created an online portal for residents and organizations to register and offer donations and to volunteer in support of flood recovery efforts throughout the state.
VolunteerLouisiana.gov will connect any individual or group wanting to volunteer with an organization in need of volunteers.
Additionally, any group or corporation intending to donate, cook or serve food can email firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be connected to the parish nearest them or with the most need.
The Lt. Governor’s Office has reached out to each parish to begin the coordination effort and determine needs.
“Our culture is deeper than these floodwaters and I have never been prouder to be a Louisianian than when neighbor was helping neighbor these past few days. Just as we have done in previous disasters, the people of Louisiana will stand strong and rebuild,” said Lt. Governor Nungesser. “We stand united today in our call to all citizens of Louisiana and America to continue to provide support and aid our brothers and sisters in need.”
Twenty-five parishes in Louisiana are declared in a state of emergency and 20 of those parishes have been designated by the federal government as a state of emergency.
Lt. Governor Nungesser and Volunteer Louisiana will help marshal AmeriCorps and national service resources to assist with response and recovery efforts.
Once the threat has subsided, those registered with Volunteer Louisiana will be connected with volunteer opportunities to serve and assist in recovery efforts.
Shelter info and “Find my Family” is available for free on the Red Cross Emergency App or redcross.org/shelters.