NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - AUGUST 29: The Mississippi River is seen ahead of Hurricane Ida on August 29, 2021 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Residents of New Orleans continue to prepare as the outer bands of the hurricane begin to cut across the city. Ida is expected to make landfall as a Category 4 storm later today. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

Ida made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane on Sunday near Port Fourchon in Louisiana, knocking out the power in nearly all of New Orleans. The storm made landfall on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s landfall in 2005, which was one of the strongest to hit the U.S. Now residents are in need of help during this difficult time.

You can click one of the links below to help those affected by Hurricane Ida.

American Red Cross: The American Red Cross is accepting donations as it provides shelter and necessities to people displaced by Ida. Donations to the Red Cross enable the organization to prepare for, respond to, and help people recover from the disaster. You can click here to donate.

United Way: The United Way of Southeast Louisiana is accepting donations. The funds will help families get back in their homes, rebuild schools and businesses, and give vulnerable communities the care they need during this difficult time. You can donate here.

The Salvation Army: The Salvation Army has a network of trained disaster staff and volunteers headed to help across the Gulf Coast. They will be providing food, clothing, clean-up kits, and emotional support to those affected by Hurricane Ida. When donating, you can select Hurricane Ida and the organization says 100% of your donation will be applied to helping those victims here.

Americares: Americares has its emergency response team deployed to the Gulf Coast to respond to the Ida aftermath. Donations to its disaster relief fund will support the organization’s response to storms like Ida and can be made here.

Animals: There are multiple organizations you can donate to that help animals. The Louisiana SPCA, the Mississippi ASPCA, and the Humane Society of the United States are all accepting donations.

 

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