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After The Storm: Hurricane Ida Recovery

Updated: Sep 6, 2021

As a southeast Louisiana-based organization, we find ourselves devastated and heartbroken in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. Many of our homes are destroyed by water and wind, some of our neighborhoods are without power for indefinite periods of time, and we are waiting in agonizingly long lines at gas pumps and grocery stores. Some who evacuated and traveled hundreds of miles from home are unsure when they can return home or what they will return home to.

Southeast Louisiana has begun the long journey of rebuilding. This journey will look different for each resident of the region, but we have collectively experienced deep loss, trauma, and disruption. We've also stepped up for one another in big and small ways. It is our hope that this solidarity continues in the months and years to come, and is supported by our neighbors across the country and world. Louisiana's people are resilient, but we cannot get through this recovery alone.


Below is a list of resources and information for the affected parts of southeast Louisiana. There are resources here for those looking for a place to make grocery, get gas, grab a bite to eat, or simply cool off. You can also check this list if you want to donate or volunteer.

Hopefully, this list will help you easily figure out what is available.

Please note that this list is not conclusive due to the ever-changing nature of our ongoing recovery and the sheer magnitude of humanitarian efforts in our community. If you see something that is missing, incorrect, or outdated, please email us at so that it can be included or corrected!

Greater Baton Rouge Area Resources

East Baton Rouge Parish Emergency Website

Here’s what’s open in the Greater Baton Rouge area

Check out this list of open grocery stores.

Need to charge your phone, cool off or grab coffee?

List of open coffee shops

EBR libraries are NOW open!

Charging stations and cool off areas in East Baton Rouge Parish

Greater New Orleans Area and Northshore Resources Live in New Orleans and want to know what’s open, where to get a bite to eat or where to cool off? Check out this Google Doc maintained by local NOLA area residents for resources.

Need Food?

Food distribution sites in the Greater New Orleans and Northshore area

Crescent City Farmers Market

Culture Aid NOLA - This organization is also looking for volunteers to help with food distribution!

Feed The Second Line

New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute

World Central Kitchen

Little Woods Co-Op (message them on Instagram for food delivery)

Places to get gas and make grocery (this link also includes locations in the Greater Baton Rouge)

Northshore Foundation

Want To Support Rebuilding?

Another Gulf Is Possible

St. Bernard Project

Rebuilding Together New Orleans

Greater New Orleans Foundation

Imagine Water Works

El Pueblo NOLA

House of Tulip

River Parishes

Rise St. James

Florida Parishes

Tangipahoa Parish Website (click here to sign up for volunteer opportunities, access safety information and parish specific updates)

Washington Parish Website

Coastal Louisiana Resources (Terrebonne, Lafourche, Plaquemines Parishes)

United Houma Nation

Bayou Community Foundation

General Southeast Louisiana Resources (these organizations serve multiple regions in the impacted area)

In The Weeds

Mercy Chefs

Second Harvest Bank

Step Up Louisiana (Donate)

Step Up Louisiana (Request Support)

United Way of Southeast Louisiana

Mutual Aid Disaster Relief

Federal and State Resources

FEMA Disaster Assistance


Community Aid and Help

Assisting elderly residents from St. James Parish with housing - RISE St. James

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