Southeastern creates regional flood relief web portal
Thursday, August 18, 2016
by: Tonya Lowentritt
HAMMOND – With so many individuals still reeling from the recent floods across the
region, Southeastern Louisiana University has compiled an online repository of flood
relief resources available at www.southeastern.edu/floodrelief.
“Our hope is that this information will be useful as the region begins the recovery process,” said President John L. Crain. “Those in need of specific services or goods can find out where to register for help with cleanup, where to find free boxes, where they can get school supplies once local K-12 schools reopen and more.”
And, of course, as much as it is intended to assist those who suffered damages from the flooding, it is also a helpful collection of ways for people to assist with recovery efforts. There is information about the different items being accepted at various locations throughout the region. You can also sign up to volunteer your time doing everything from gutting houses to sorting canned goods at the Southeastern Food Pantry.
Anyone with additional resources they would like to submit for inclusion on the web portal, should forward information to firstname.lastname@example.org.