Here’s how to help Louisiana flood victims

Danielle Blount kisses her 3-month-old baby Ember as she feeds her while they wait to be evacuated by members of the Louisiana Army National Guard near Walker, La., after heavy rains inundating the region, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)

We’re working on compiling a list of local places collecting donations and supplies for Louisiana flood victims.

CBS affiliate WAFB tells us that a lot of this flooding happened in places that have never seen water like this, so that’s why many of the victims did not have flood insurance.

Check with each individual place you want to donate and ask if they have a plan to distribute the items — national disaster relief agencies like FEMA say that sometimes, cash is best because a lot of physical donations can occlude relief efforts.

Disaster relief agencies say the most unhelpful item to donate is clothing.

Here’s the list we have so far:

USA

The University of South Alabama department of athletics is setting up its jaguar trailer in the parking lot of stanky field to accept donations of water and non-perishable food, cleaning supplies, bug repellant and batteries. That’s starting at 7:30 Tuesday morning and running through Sunday.

Junior League

You can help  by dropping off $20 gift cards (Walmart or Target), diapers (all sizes) and feminine hygiene products to 57 N. Sage Avenue Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Questions? (251) 471-3348 or headquarters@juniorleaguemobile.org

Freedom Towing

Freedom Towing is soliciting 5 cases of bottled water, 5 cases of diapers, or 5 cases of baby formula/baby food. All donations will be accepted and can be dropped of at their office at 5651 Hwy 90.

Pet Supplies Plus

A truck is departing for Baton Rouge at 7 p.m. on Tuesday night, donations are welcome at the Hillcrest and Airport location. The donations will go to the Denham Springs Animal Shelter.

Mobile Theater Guild

MTG will be taking supplies through 8/22 which will be transported to Denham Springs, La., from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. nightly. Water, scrub brushes and cleaning supplies are among the items suggested. It’s at 14 N Lafayette St.

Keller Williams Real Estate

Keller Williams real estate on Hillcrest road is collecting items through Tuesday to take a truck to LA to the flooded victims.

Red Cross

You can call 855-489-2528 or sign up online to volunteer at volunteerlouisiana.gov. To help people affected by the Louisiana Floods, visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word LAFLOODS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to, and help people recovery from these disasters.

Salvation Army

To help those in these flooded areas across Southeast Louisiana, you can donate by going to http://give.salvationarmyusa.org/gulf_coast_floods. You will also find information on this webpage on how to donate by phone and through mail. You can also donate by texting STORM to 51555 on your mobile device.

We’ll continue to update this list throughout today.

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