Hurricane Ida hit Southeast Louisiana last Sunday, leaving many people in our region without electricity. Thankfully the Glitter Box space was spared any damages, but many others were not so lucky. Our friends in the River parishes and down the bayou need us.
The following is a list of groups providing direct aid on the ground. It is NOT exhaustive but it’s a start.
Bayou Fund by Mosquito Supper Club This go fund me is through the Helio Foundation. It is being run by people who live in Terrebonne Parish. Directors Johnathan Foret & Reagan Creppel have been social workers for our people and are on the ground with Dirk Guidry helping people stationed at the Ward 7 in Chauvin, LA. They are from the area and understand the needs of their people.
Pointe-au-Chien Ida Relief by Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe This storm has displaced hundreds of tribal members. Only a few homes in lower Pointe-au-Chien are habitable, and the majority of our Tribal families are in need of resources and will need assistance in temporary housing and rebuilding. Over 150 tribal families are struggling during this time.
United Houma Nation The United Houma Nation is composed of very proud and independent people who have close ties to the water and land of their ancestors. The unique history of our people has shaped our tribe today. The culture and way of life are a lifeline to that history.
DTB Mutual Aid Fund by Caroline F. Guidry Neighbors helping neighbors in South Lafourche. 100% donations-based.
Imagine Water Works The Mutual Aid Response Network is a group of Louisiana residents, led by Imagine Water Works, that activates during floods, storms, and other natural and manmade disasters. All donations to this fund will support relief and recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Ida, as well as essential preparation for the rest of hurricane season.
House of Tulip Supporting trans + gender non-confirming people affected by Hurricane Ida.
Get Lit, Stay Lit by Feed the Secondline + Glass Half Full Crowd-funding to install solar panels and batteries on neighborhood restaurants in New Orleans. With this, we can create a de-centralized network of solar-powered resilient restaurants, or as we call them “Stay Lits.” This way, when the Hurricane comes and knocks off the power, a Stay Lit restaurant can keep their freezers, ice machines, and refrigerators running. Stay Lits can become the first responders for our community. Providing the best meals, cooling stations for elders, ice for elders, cell-phone charging stations, while helping fight food waste (which releases methane, a very harmful gas that is 10x worse than carbon dioxide).