As we are well aware, in these situations, people are going to need help. Not everyone can afford to give a lot. But a lot of people can probably give a little. If you can do so, consider donating to:
Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank
I'll try and build a longer list as we go. Also if you'd like to volunteer your time to help with recovery efforts, the state maintains a website that should help point you toward opportunities there. "Thoughts and prayers" are nice too. But if you can add a little something to that, please do.
From NOLA.com, clothing donation drop off at the Gretna courthouse.
The Rho Epsilon chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority has started a GoFundMe account to raise money for families and students in the Baton Rouge area who have been affected by flooding.On the parallel internet, Finn McCool's bar announced they will be accepting the following donations through Wednesday.
The group hopes to raise $10,000 and donate $500 to each family or student to help with the financial burden that they will face while trying to recover from the flood.
Immediate needs: Cots or air mattresses (with pump) Bedding Pillows Towels/wash cloths Toiletries (soap, toothbrushes, deodorant, etc) Water Coffee/tea Non perishable foodYou can also donate to the United Way relief fund at this link.
Also Salvation Army
WWLTV is compiling a list of donation sites