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.
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.