If you can and want to help victims of Hurricane Ida, here are some resources you should consider (via the Obama Foundation):
The Disaster Assistance Improvement Program’s (DAIP) mission is to provide disaster survivors with information, support, services, and a means to access and apply for disaster assistance through joint data-sharing efforts between federal, tribal, state, local, and private sector partners. You can dial 800-621-3362 for assistance, or visit their website.
Imagine Water Works is reimagining the future through art, science, and connection, with a focus on water, climate justice, and disaster response.
Another Gulf is taking mutual fund donations, and also provides a way to find mutual aid resources.
Furry companions need support right now, too. Check out the Louisiana SPCA to support their response.
The Red Cross
The Red Cross provides a tool to help victims and their loved ones find an open shelter.
Culture Aid NOLACulture Aid NOLA provides twice-weekly distributions of fresh food to everyone in need. They believe in “serving our community with dignity, hospitality and grace and aim to create a welcoming environment for all.”
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
Gifts made to the Tennessee Emergency Response Fund will provide help to those impacted by the severe storms and flooding.
United Way of South Mississippi
The United Way of South Mississippi works with “local organizations to thoughtfully build strategies to create resilient communities.”