Hurricane Laura made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane on Thursday, August 27 near Cameron, LA as one of the strongest hurricanes ever to make landfall in the state. While the final cost of the damage won’t be known for some time, 30 people have already lost their lives due to the storm with thousands of others suffering property damage.
Over half a million customers are still without power across Louisiana and Texas, and restoration to some areas could take weeks. Good360 is working with nonprofit partners on the ground to determine impacts in Louisiana, Texas, and Arkansas along with neighboring states.
Additionally, Good360 will continue to survey the damage. Good360 is working with vetted organizations to distribute critically needed goods in strategic locations and will continue to do so during all stages of the recovery process.
While Good360 appreciates the generous spirit after a disaster and the desire to want to help, please do not send unsolicited product donations to affected regions. The donations clog shipping ports, airports, and emergency shelters, further hampering relief activities. Unsolicited product donations are a problem and Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) members are encouraging individuals and companies to work through resources like Good360 to support those in need.
If you are an individual who would like to help, please click here to make a monetary donation to those impact by Hurricane Laura.
If your organization is in need of products for Hurricane Laura response, please complete this brief form so we can determine how to best respond to your needs.
Cash donations are critical because they allow responding organizations like Good360 to provide the right support at the right time.