Here's how you can help in New Orleans tornado response

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Here are some options to consider in helping respond to the disaster.

Here’s how you can help in New Orleans tornado response

The tornado that ripped through eastern New Orleans on Tuesday (Feb. 7) served as a painful reminder of how vulnerable this community remains more than a decade after hurricanes Katrina and Rita and failure of the levees. But it also serves as a reminder of how communities can come together to help one another. Here are some options to consider in helping respond to the disaster. (Information comes courtesy of the office of the City of New Orleans’ Deputy Mayor of Citywide Initiatives):

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
City Church of New Orleans
They are accepting volunteers to help with food distribution or on community relief teams.

They are accepting financial contributions and physical items including bottled water, non-perishable foods, toiletries, flashlights, batteries, baby wipes, band aids, peroxide, ointment, aspirin and basic first aid items.
WHEN: Saturday, Feb 11. – Must arrive at 10 a.m.
WHERE: 13123 I-10 Service Road, New Orleans, LA 70128
HOW: Arrive in person at City Church by 10 a.m. Volunteers interested in assisting with community relief efforts are asked to bring tools such as crowbars, shovels, work gloves etc. Arrive in pants and work clothes. Wear closed toe shoes.

HandsOn New Orleans, in partnership with United Way
They are seeking volunteers to help clear debris and pack up homes of the impacted New Orleans East residents.
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 11 — 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
WHERE: 9301 Chef Menteur Hwy., New Orleans, LA 70127 (Camp Restore)
HOW: Advance sign up preferred at unitedwaysela.org/tornadorelief. Arrive in pants and work clothes. Wear closed toe shoes.

NOLA Tree Project
They are seeking volunteers to help with debris cleanup.
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 11 – 9 a.m.
WHERE: Exact location TBD
HOW: Sign up online via nolatreeproject.org. Arrive in pants and work clothes. Wear closed toe shoes and bring work gloves.

Household of Faith, in partnership with Samaritan’s Purse
They are seeking volunteer support with debris clean up. Additionally, they are providing training for all volunteers. They are accepting donations of non-perishable food items, toiletries and cleaning supplies at the location below.
WHEN: Monday to Saturday – Volunteers to arrive at 7:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. for training.
WHERE: 9300 I-10 Service Road, New Orleans, LA 70127
HOW: Arrive in person at 7:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. for orientation. Please bring your own lunch or snacks and water. Arrive in pants and work clothes. Wear closed toe shoes.

DONATION DRIVES
Household of Faith
They are accepting donations of non-perishable food items, toiletries, cleaning supplies.
WHERE: 9300 I-10 Service Road, New Orleans, LA 70127

District B Council, Broadmoor Improvement Association & VAYLA New Orleans
They are accepting diapers, new toiletries, linens/towels, cleaning supplies & detergent, flashlights, durable cleanup gloves, plastic tarps, non-perishable bulk food (no-power friendly), feminine hygiene products, pet food and pet shampoo.
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 10-9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 11-9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
WHERE: 3900 General Taylor St., New Orleans, LA 70125

Second Harvest Food Bank
They are accepting non-perishable food items such as canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned meat, soups, stews, beans, chili, peanut butter, pasta, rice, breakfast cereal and shelf-stable milk.
WHERE: 700 Edwards Ave. New Orleans, LA 70123
WHEN: Mondays-Friday — 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

City Church of New Orleans
They are accepting physical items including bottled water, non-perishable foods, toiletries, flashlights, batteries, baby wipes, band aids, peroxide, ointment, aspirin and basic first aid items.
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: 13123 I-10 Service Road, New Orleans, LA 70128

Louisiana SPCA
They are accepting unopened dry cat and dog food and large air crates.
WHERE: Louisiana SPCA (1700 Mardi Gras Blvd.)
Canine Connection (4920 Tchoupitoulas St.)
Camp Bow Wow — Mid-City (3301 Conti St.)
N.O. Fleas Market (4228 Magazine St.)
Demo Diva Demolition (6246 Memphis St.)
WHEN: Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

United Way of Southeast Louisiana
They are accepting boxes, packing supplies and cleaning supplies.
WHERE: 2515 Canal St. New Orleans, LA 70119
WHEN: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

You can also contribute to our Rapid Response Fund or mail or hand deliver a check to:
Foundation for Louisiana
4035 Washington Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70128