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Thousands of residents were affected by Tuesday's Tornado in New Orleans East.
Thousands of residents were affected by Tuesday's Tornado in New Orleans East.
Eric Craig, Curbed NOLA

Where to donate and volunteer for New Orleans East Tornado relief

A map of local organizations that are accepting donations and volunteers.

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Thousands of residents were affected by Tuesday's Tornado in New Orleans East.
| Eric Craig, Curbed NOLA

A devastating tornado struck New Orleans East on Tuesday, February 7. The tornado, which hit nearly 10 miles of Chef Menteur Highway for nearly four minutes, damaged over 300 residences and damaged over 5,000 structures. In the event, over 31 people were injured, with no fatalities reported. Over 10,000 people were without electricity after the tornado hit.


As of Friday, February 17, all power has been restored to residents.


On Friday, February 17, Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued a clarion call, asking for Volunteering Day of Action on this Saturday, February 18, in New Orleans East.


However, there are still ways that you can help victims of the New Orleans East Tornado.


As of Wednesday, February 15, the Joe W. Brown Center in New Orleans East is no longer used as a temporary shelter. On Wednesday, over 30 people were dismissed from the center after it closed.


Here is a list of locations that are currently accepting donations for the New Orleans East Tornado victims.

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Greater New Orleans Foundation

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The Greater New Orleans Foundation is taking monetary donations to help support victims affected by Tuesday’s Tornado. The proceeds will be used to provide nonprofit organizations in New Orleans with funds to execute needed services in New Orleans East. Donations are accepted online.

United Way of Southeast Louisiana

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The United Way of Southeast Louisiana is taking monetary donations, boxes, packing supplies, and heavy duty cleaning supplies, such as dust masks, safety goggles and contractor garbage bags, at its 2515 Canal Street location. The United Way of Southeast Louisiana is also looking for volunteers to help clean up in New Orleans East. To sign up, you can visit the United Way office, or sign up online.

Household of Faith

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The City of New Orleans has partnered with the Household of Faith Church to collect denotable items. The church is accepting clothes, toiletries, personal items, diapers and other usable items.

Between Monday, February 13 and Friday, February 17, the Household of Faith is looking for volunteers to help remove debris and to help sort donations.

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The Food Pantry of New Orleans

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The Food Pantry of New Orleans is accepting donations for non-perishable food. Items can be dropped off at 13040 I-10 Service Road.

Second Harvest Food Bank

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Monetary donations and non-perishable food, toiletries and cleaning supplies can be sent to or dropped off at the Second Harvest Food Bank at its 700 Edwards Avenue Address.

Evacuteer

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Evacuteer is accepting monetary donations, and volunteers to assist with debris clean-up. To apply for volunteer this opportunities this weekend, email kali@evacuteer.org.

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City Church of New Orleans

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The City Church of New Orleans is accepting non-perishable foods, water, toiletries, flashlights, batteries, and first aid items. Goods can be dropped off at the 13123 I-10 Service Road location. Clothing is not accepted at this time.

The church is also looking for volunteers to serve on clean up and food crews. To sign up, visit http://citychurchno.com/events/relief/.

New Orleans Saints, Pelicans

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Partnering with United Way, American Red Cross, and Second Harvest, The New Orleans Saints and Pelicans established a public drop-off point at the Saints Practice Facility Lobby Museum in Metairie. At the point, the general public can drop off non-perishable foods towels, blankets, toiletries and clothing. The drop-off point is open from 8:30 a.m to 5:30 p.m.

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Louisiana SPCA

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The SPCA is accepting unopened dry cat and dog food and large air crates. Donation times are: Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

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Canine Connection

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The Canine Connection is accepting unopened dry cat and dog food and large air crates. Donation times are: Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

N.O. Fleas Market

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NO Fleas Market is accepting unopened dry cat and dog food and large air crates. Donation times are: Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

District E Councilmember James Gray Clean-Up and Hot Food Drive

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District E Councilmember James Gray’s office is looking for counters to help with debris clean up and Hot Food Drives. Interested groups should can Marita Two or reach her at districteinfo@nola.gov. 



District E is also accepting monetary donations. Checks written should be made out to the East New Orleans Business Development District and mailed to 7240 Crowder Blvd., Suite 301, NOLA 70127.

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Camp Bow Wow

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Camp Bow Wow is accepting unopened dry cat and dog food and large air crates. Donation times are: Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

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Demo Diva Demolition

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Demo Diva is accepting unopened dry cat and dog food and large air crates. Donation times are: Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

United Saints Recovery Project

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Grassroots volunteer organization, United Saints Recovery project is looking for volunteers to help remove debris from home impacted by the tornado. Interested parties should email volunteer@unitedsaints.org.

Nadine Ramsey and Algiers Neighborhood Presidents Council Tornado Relief

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Councilmember Nadine Ramsey and the Algiers Neighborhood Presidents Council have partnered to collect clothes. non-perishable food items, and toiletries for New Orleans East residents affected by the tornado. Items can be dropped off at Chase Bank, located at 4400 General De Gaulle Drive. Goods will be accepted until Saturday, March 4.

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NOPD's 4th District Station

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Councilmember Nadine Ramsey and the Algiers Neighborhood Presidents Council have partnered to collect clothes. non-perishable food items, and toiletries for New Orleans East residents affected by the tornado. Items can be dropped off at the police station, located at 2405 Sanctuary Drive. Goods will be accepted until Saturday, March 4.

St. Bernard Project

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The SBP is looking for volunteers to talk to neighbors to survey the status of the neighborhood clean, what's needed o be rebuild, and what needs to be met.

Camp Restore

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Camp Restore is looking for volunteers to help talk and support neighbors in New Orleans that may still be struggling with the aftermath of the Tornado.

Councilmember Gray Service Opportunity

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Councilmember James Gray is hosting a volunteer clean up on Saturday in New Orleans East. To volunteer, meet at the Win Dixie, located at 9701 Chef Menteur Highway, on Saturday, February 18, at 8:30 a.m.

Volunteers are encouraged to bring shovels, rakes and wheel barrows if applicable.

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Greater New Orleans Foundation

The Greater New Orleans Foundation is taking monetary donations to help support victims affected by Tuesday’s Tornado. The proceeds will be used to provide nonprofit organizations in New Orleans with funds to execute needed services in New Orleans East. Donations are accepted online.

United Way of Southeast Louisiana

The United Way of Southeast Louisiana is taking monetary donations, boxes, packing supplies, and heavy duty cleaning supplies, such as dust masks, safety goggles and contractor garbage bags, at its 2515 Canal Street location. The United Way of Southeast Louisiana is also looking for volunteers to help clean up in New Orleans East. To sign up, you can visit the United Way office, or sign up online.

Household of Faith

The City of New Orleans has partnered with the Household of Faith Church to collect denotable items. The church is accepting clothes, toiletries, personal items, diapers and other usable items.

Between Monday, February 13 and Friday, February 17, the Household of Faith is looking for volunteers to help remove debris and to help sort donations.

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The Food Pantry of New Orleans

The Food Pantry of New Orleans is accepting donations for non-perishable food. Items can be dropped off at 13040 I-10 Service Road.

Second Harvest Food Bank

Monetary donations and non-perishable food, toiletries and cleaning supplies can be sent to or dropped off at the Second Harvest Food Bank at its 700 Edwards Avenue Address.

Evacuteer

Evacuteer is accepting monetary donations, and volunteers to assist with debris clean-up. To apply for volunteer this opportunities this weekend, email kali@evacuteer.org.

A photo posted by Evacuteer.org (@evacuteerorg) on

City Church of New Orleans

The City Church of New Orleans is accepting non-perishable foods, water, toiletries, flashlights, batteries, and first aid items. Goods can be dropped off at the 13123 I-10 Service Road location. Clothing is not accepted at this time.

The church is also looking for volunteers to serve on clean up and food crews. To sign up, visit http://citychurchno.com/events/relief/.

New Orleans Saints, Pelicans

Partnering with United Way, American Red Cross, and Second Harvest, The New Orleans Saints and Pelicans established a public drop-off point at the Saints Practice Facility Lobby Museum in Metairie. At the point, the general public can drop off non-perishable foods towels, blankets, toiletries and clothing. The drop-off point is open from 8:30 a.m to 5:30 p.m.

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Louisiana SPCA

The SPCA is accepting unopened dry cat and dog food and large air crates. Donation times are: Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

A photo posted by Louisiana SPCA (@laspca) on

Canine Connection

The Canine Connection is accepting unopened dry cat and dog food and large air crates. Donation times are: Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

N.O. Fleas Market

NO Fleas Market is accepting unopened dry cat and dog food and large air crates. Donation times are: Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

District E Councilmember James Gray Clean-Up and Hot Food Drive

District E Councilmember James Gray’s office is looking for counters to help with debris clean up and Hot Food Drives. Interested groups should can Marita Two or reach her at districteinfo@nola.gov. 



District E is also accepting monetary donations. Checks written should be made out to the East New Orleans Business Development District and mailed to 7240 Crowder Blvd., Suite 301, NOLA 70127.

A photo posted by Anna Nguyen (@annanguyenwin) on

Camp Bow Wow

Camp Bow Wow is accepting unopened dry cat and dog food and large air crates. Donation times are: Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

A photo posted by Casey Ginder (@caseygrinder) on

Demo Diva Demolition

Demo Diva is accepting unopened dry cat and dog food and large air crates. Donation times are: Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

United Saints Recovery Project

Grassroots volunteer organization, United Saints Recovery project is looking for volunteers to help remove debris from home impacted by the tornado. Interested parties should email volunteer@unitedsaints.org.

Nadine Ramsey and Algiers Neighborhood Presidents Council Tornado Relief

Councilmember Nadine Ramsey and the Algiers Neighborhood Presidents Council have partnered to collect clothes. non-perishable food items, and toiletries for New Orleans East residents affected by the tornado. Items can be dropped off at Chase Bank, located at 4400 General De Gaulle Drive. Goods will be accepted until Saturday, March 4.

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NOPD's 4th District Station

Councilmember Nadine Ramsey and the Algiers Neighborhood Presidents Council have partnered to collect clothes. non-perishable food items, and toiletries for New Orleans East residents affected by the tornado. Items can be dropped off at the police station, located at 2405 Sanctuary Drive. Goods will be accepted until Saturday, March 4.

St. Bernard Project

The SBP is looking for volunteers to talk to neighbors to survey the status of the neighborhood clean, what's needed o be rebuild, and what needs to be met.

Camp Restore

Camp Restore is looking for volunteers to help talk and support neighbors in New Orleans that may still be struggling with the aftermath of the Tornado.

Councilmember Gray Service Opportunity

Councilmember James Gray is hosting a volunteer clean up on Saturday in New Orleans East. To volunteer, meet at the Win Dixie, located at 9701 Chef Menteur Highway, on Saturday, February 18, at 8:30 a.m.

Volunteers are encouraged to bring shovels, rakes and wheel barrows if applicable.

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