As we were preparing to collectively commemorate fifteen years since Hurricane Katrina on August 29th, 2020, Hurricane Laura made landfall as a catastrophic Category 4 hurricane, the strongest on record to hit the state of Louisiana, devastating communities in Lake Charles and Southwest Louisiana. Soon after, Hurricane Sally brought over two feet of rain to the Alabama coast and the Florida Panhandle, causing significant flooding across the region. These storms demonstrated what we already knew here in the Gulf South: climate change is causing hurricanes to become more frequent and more intense.
The Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy asks you to stand with us in solidarity with those communities most impacted by Laura & Sally, and with those who are continuing to organize direct community relief efforts. Below you can find a list of frontline organizations and grassroots funds you can donate to in support of ongoing frontline disaster recovery in our region.
Donate to the frontlines of Hurricane Laura:
Mutual Aid Disaster Relief’s efforts in Lake Charles, LA
Southwest Louisiana Center for Health Services in Lake Charles, LA
River of Life Fellowship in Lake Charles, LA
The United Houma Nation in coastal Louisiana
The Zion Travelers Cooperative Center: Mail checks to: Zion Travelers Cooperative, PO Box 1468, Braithwaite LA 70040
Bayou Interfaith Shared Community Organizing (BISCO). Mail checks to: BISCO, 800 High St., Houma, LA 70360
Community In-Power and Development Organization (CIDA) in Port Arthur, TX
Donate to the frontlines of Hurricane Sally:
Center for Fair Housing (AL): Mail a check made out to the Center for Fair Housing to: Attn: Center for Fair Housing; PO Box 161324, Mobile, AL 33610.