Greater New Orleans Foundation has activated its Disaster Response and Restoration Fund in response to Hurricane Ida.
We have also received the following information about organizations needing assistance from Healthy Gulf which we are passing along verbatim. You may donate directly to these organizations following the link or recommend a grant from your fund through the Donor Portal.
Gulf South for a Green New Deal Community-Controlled Fund (Click here to donate) - “Gulf South for a Green New Deal Community Controlled Fund (GS4GND CCF) promotes just transitions away from extractive practices while dismantling oppressive structures which harm our communities and, ultimately, our ecology. We believe people on and of the land should control what happens to the land; the people of the South must control what happens in the South. This regenerating, community-controlled fund provides resources to foster power and promote togetherness in the region and exists to restore communities and to honor the legacy of strength and resistance in the Gulf South.”
Zion Travelers Cooperative Center - Please stay posted on their Facebook page for updates on how to help. The area that this organization covers was hit badly. So, we are awaiting an update to see how best to help. For now, follow their social media and stay tuned.
RISE St. James (Click here to donate) - From Rise St. James: "We are in desperate need of help in the 5th District! So many people's roofs have been ripped apart or are completely gone."
The United Houma Nation (Click here to donate) - The Houma community has been hit hard by IDA and will need a lot of support in the coming days.
LEAN (Click here to donate) “The purpose of the Louisiana Environmental Action Network (LEAN) is to foster cooperation and communication between individual citizens and corporate and government organizations in an effort to assess and mend the environmental problems in Louisiana. LEAN's goal is the creation and maintenance of a cleaner and healthier environment for all of the inhabitants of this state.”
Foundation for Louisiana (Click here to donate) - “Foundation for Louisiana unites philanthropists, committed organizations, and caring residents to address the most critical needs facing Louisiana and our entire country. FFL is a social justice philanthropic intermediary founded in 2005 to invest in the immediate recovery of Louisiana’s communities after Hurricane Katrina.”
Lowlander Center (Click here to donate) - “The Lowlander Center supports lowland communities and places, both inland and coastal, for the benefit of both people and the environment.”
Vessel Project (venmo @vesselprojectla) - Vessel Project's “mission is to provide relief for our community, mutual aid and disaster relief. We are vessels of love and we want to project that love onto every person we come in contact with.” Vessel Project is based in Lake Charles, LA and working to help families recover from the 2020-2021 hurricane seasons. Follow on Facebook for Direct Mutual Aid.
Another Gulf is Possible (Click here to donate) - “We will distribute donations to support vulnerable families and communities impacted by Hurricane Ida. Another Gulf Is Possible has two Just Recovery vehicles ready to provide mutual aid for essential needs, repairs, and supplies.” They also have an excellent Ida Resource mobilization page.
Southern Solidarity (Click here to donate) - a grassroots, community-based group of volunteers in solidarity with the unhoused in their quest toward liberation. "We organize the delivery of food, medical resources and basic needs directly to the unhoused in the downtown area of New Orleans because the government has not filled this need. We are influenced by anti-imperialist principles and mobilized by a black queer woman."