We know the facts: thousands of Louisiana residents have been forced from their homes by floodwater this week, living now in crowded shelters with few belongings—even necessary belongings like food and clean clothing—to their name. In times like these, those fortunate enough to be able to donate these items can usually guess what things might be needed. Cleaning supplies, hygiene items, paper towels, diapers. But when the demand is as severe as it is right now in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas, people don’t always know where and how to help, especially with road closures or prerequisite training required for some volunteer work. In the case of those dealing with damage, insurance and contractors, they may not know where to begin.
If you’re looking for emergency resources, maps, regularly updated social media accounts, pet fostering, volunteer opportunities and organizations collecting donations, inRegister’s sister publication 225 has set up a new website, help.225batonrouge.com. The site includes a comprehensive list of links to all of those resources and more.
Likewise, our other sister publication Baton Rouge Business Report has compiled a list of resources to help with assessing damage, dealing with contractors, filing insurance and more. For more local updates, check out the weekly Daily Report newsletter.