NEW ORLEANS — from New Orleans Business Alliance:
16 years to the day, New Orleans was once again tested by a devastating storm. Just as we did back in 2005, we are continuing to prove our strength and resilience through the kindness and generosity of our neighbors. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance due to Hurricane Ida, please see below for available resources and ways to help.
HOW TO HELP:
If you have the means to do so, you can help support Ida response efforts and your fellow New Orleanians in need by donating to the following groups (every bit counts):
- Second Harvest Food Bank
- World Central Kitchen
- United Way of Southeast LA
- Greater New Orleans Foundation
Do you have or know of an open, covered space to use for community disaster relief? NOLA Ready is working with local and national non-profit organizations to find areas for food distribution, donation distribution, donation collection, out-of-town/first responder shelter, etc. Click here to help them identify locations across the city so we can make sure to take care of all of our citizens.
New Orleans business owners can also make their spaces available for citizens to charge electronic devices by visiting nola311.org/service-
Residents affected by Hurricane #Ida can apply for FEMA assistance by:
- Visiting disasterassistance.gov
- Calling 800-621-3362 between 6am-10pm
If you have experienced damage and have homeowners or renters insurance, contact your insurance company or agent to file a claim. Document your damages via photographs and lists of damaged property and items.WHAT’S OPEN: Where to get gas, groceries and more in New Orleans
See a running list of open businesses from NOLA.com here.OXYGEN EXCHANGE SITES
Oxygen exchange locations (open 8am-6pm):
- New Orleans Fire Station 1, 2920 Magazine St.
- New Orleans Fire Station 36, 5403 Read Blvd.
- New Orleans Fire Station 6, 4500 Old Gentilly Rd.
- New Orleans Fire Station 40, 2500 General de Gaulle Dr.
Cooling Centers in Orleans Parish will be open starting Wednesday, Sept. 1, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. People will be able to charge their devices and temporarily cool down at the following locations:
- Treme Recreation Center (900 N. Villere St.)
- Cut Off Recreation Center (6600 Belgrade St.)
- Gernon Brown Recreation Center (1001 Harrison Ave.)
- Milne Recreation Center (5420 Franklin Ave.)
- Stallings St. Claude Recreation Center (4300 St. Claude)
- John P. Lyons Recreation Center (624 Louisiana Ave.)
- Joe W. Brown Recreation Center (5601 Read Blvd.)
- Rosenwald Recreation Center ( 1120 S. Broad Ave.)