Flood Recovery Resources

We hope these resources are helpful for members of our Southeastern Family and all those throughout the region who are recovering from flooding. 

If you would like to let us know of a resource not listed, please email outreach@southeastern.edu.

Southeastern Foundation Disaster Relief Fund

The Disaster Relief Fund is a limited resource of donations from friends of the university for the purpose of assisting members of the Southeastern Family with short-term incidental needs. Southeastern students, faculty, and staff members impacted by the floods and in need of assistance can complete the brief application here.  Donations to the Disaster Relief Fund are greatly appreciated.


Lion Ride Share

When communicating with students, faculty and staff who suffered from flooding, one common concern was finding transportation to and from campus after having lost their vehicles. Lion Ride Share was created to help facilitate a means for those who could use a ride to class or even a ride home for the weekend to help with recovery work. Both those in need of a ride and those willing to ride share are invited to connect with fellow students, faculty and staff members. 


Team Tangipahoa
The Team Tangipahoa Facebook page is coordinating donations and relief efforts. Join the group for regular updates on how you can help or request help. You can also email amber.narro@southeastern.edu for more information.


Southeastern Food Bank - (985) 549-3850
Currently serving students in need and accepting donations from the community. Call Brendan Daigle at (985) 549-3850 or email brendan.daigle@southeastern.edu to confirm staffing before drop off.

Items needed: rice; pasta and pasta sauce; peanut butter; crackers; packaged meals (unrefrigerated microwavable meals, canned pasta meals, macaroni and cheese etc.); canned/cup fruit; drinks and drink mixes (bottled drinks, tea bags, powdered drink mixes); breakfast items such as boxed cold cereal, grits, oatmeal, toaster pastries, granola bars; other items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, soap, shampoo, can openers, school supplies, etc.

All items must be individual size. Please no large/family size containers - we cannot open and divide. The Southeastern Food Bank CANNOT accept green beans, corn, or green peas at this time



The Southeastern Louisiana University Sustainability Center has cardboard boxes to give away if you need them. Pickup will be ongoing until supplies are out or there is no longer a need. Stop by and grab them, but don't forget that the facilities close at 4:30 p.m. and are not open on weekends. It closes at noon on Fridays.

The Sustainability Center is located at 2101 North Oak Street, Hammond, LA 70402. See driving directions here


Counseling Services

Counselors are available at the University Counseling Center for faculty, students and staff who may be feeling overwhelmed by flood related issues. Students can access the counseling center in the Student Union Annex or call (985) 549-3894 for appointments. As always, the University Counseling Center will work to fit crisis appointments in immediately.

Several disaster recovery support groups for students, faculty and staff will also meet in the Student Union, room 2202.  Licensed professional counselors will be on hand for crisis debriefing and general questions and concerns on the following dates:
Tuesday, Aug. 23 from 11 am - 12 pm
Wednesday, Aug. 24 from 11 am - 12 pm
Thursday, Aug,. 25 from 1 - 2 pm
Tuesday, Aug. 30 from 11 am - 12 pm
Wednesday, Aug. 31 from 11 am - 12 pm
Thursday, Sept. 1 from 1 - 2 pm.  

You can contact the Red Cross chapter at (225) 291-4533 and ask speak with a mental health professional. There is also a national Disaster Distress Hotline operated by SAMSA at 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

If it is a critical issue, contact 911.


Our Daily Bread Food Bank - (985) 542-4676

Our Daily Bread supplies food for 26 food banks in Tangipahoa Parish and can assist with meals. They are also in immediate need of monetary donations to serve our area. Donate online at www.ourdailybreadhammond.org.


Junior Auxiliary of Hammond - (985) 634-8100 or jaofhammond@gmail.com
JA of Hammond is working with local shelters to assess the needs of the surrounding community and provide essential items. Monetary donation and donated goods are being accepted and dispersed. 


St. Albert's Catholic Student Center - (985) 345-7206

St. Albert’s Catholic Student Center is currently accepting donations of the following items: bedding, pillows, sheets, toiletries. and cleaning supplies. There are not accepting clothing at this time. Please call to access the most up-to-date need or to find out pick-up times for those in need of items. Volunteers are welcome to assist with sorting items.


Hammond Red Cross Shelter
Michael J. Kenney Rec Center, 601 W Coleman, Hammond
Shelter is in need of counselors, therapists, nurses and doctors. If you can volunteer for a couple of hours, please contact: Tabitha Champeau - Coordinator of Hammond shelter - (504) 342-5300


School Supply Drive - (985) 345-2453
Drop-off location: Spoga Fitness Center at 811 C.M. Fagan Drive, Hammond. (985) 345-2453

Hammond Westside Montessori in Hammond is collecting school supplies and uniforms to support the local schools that have flooded as well as students who have had their homes flooded.

List of donations needed 


Bedding and Towel Drive - (985) 542-3121
Drop-off Location: North Cypress Fitness Center, 1606 S. Magnolia St. in Hammond (985) 542-3121

North Cypress Fitness Center is collecting new towels, washclothes and bedding to distribute. To donate, drop off at the Center during regular business hours. 


Woodland Park Baptist Church - 1909 JW Davis in Hammond

The Church is accepting supplies (food, water, toiletries) and monetary donations (check to WPBC with memo: flood). Contact Mike Pittman 985-320-6131 for serving at the church (unloading/loading). Contact Michael Dillon to assist with deliveries 985-687-7240.


The Mission Church
41347 West I-55 Service Road, Hammond, LA 70403

List of needed items

The Church has clothing and other items available for those in need. Location: 41347 West I-55 Service Road, Hammond.


Northshore Donation Locations

Members of the Northshore community have put together a list of donation locations.


Disaster Assistance:

Apply now for Federal Disaster Assistance at www.disasterassistance.gov or call 1-800-621-3362.

On August 12, 2016, Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency. A news release with further information, including a link to the official declaration, can be found at the following link: [Click Here]

On August 14, 2016, President Barack Obama issued a Major Disaster Declaration for Louisiana in response to these events. A press release with further information can be found at the following link: [Click Here]

In the initial declaration, only four parishes were listed as affected. However, as events continued, more parishes were added. On August 16, 2016, a total of twelve parishes were listed as affected. As of August 17, 2016, more than twenty parishes are listed as affected. Up-to-date information can be found at the following link: [Click Here]