Here’s How You Can Help Those Affected By The New Orleans Tornado

Local organization are seeking donations towards the relief effort for the February 7 tornado in New Orleans East.

Here’s How You Can Help Those Affected By The New Orleans Tornado A woman surveys the damage after the tornado in New Orleans East, February 7 , 2017 / Sean Gardner / Getty Images

On February 7, a tornado touched down in New Orleans East, damaging property and injuring several residents. The tornado was the strongest on record for Orleans Parish, and city officials report that the tornado "severely" damaged 300 structures. Hundreds of other buildings— including homes, schools, and business — were also damaged. Below is a list of local organization collecting donations for those affected by the tornado.

1. ReNEW Schools, Abramson Sci Academy, New Schools For New Orleans, and KIPP New Orleans are all accepting donations for students and families.

2. The Greater New Orleans Foundation is taking online donations for its Helping Our Neighbors: Tornado Relief Fund.

3. City Church (located in New Orleans East) is seeking donations online and looking for volunteers to help with relief efforts.

4. St. Bernard Project has launched a Louisiana Tornado Recovery Fund and is accepting online donations.

5. The United Way of Southeast Louisiana is seeking online donations and local volunteers.

For more information on how to contribute and get involved locally with the relief efforts for the New Orleans tornado, see The Gambit's list of organizations seeking volunteers.

ADVERTISEMENT

February 09, 2017
Here’s How You Can Help Those Affected By The New Orleans Tornado