Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards called the recent widespread catastrophic flooding spawned by the region’s pounding rain across the southern part of the state a “truly historic event” that won’t be over anytime soon. The rain battered the parishes around Baton Rouge. There are record levels of flooding and cresting along rivers and creeks that will affect homes, roads and driveways.
“This is a major disaster,” the governor said “this is an ongoing event and we are still in the response mode”. It is now the worst natural disaster to strike the United States since Hurricane Sandy four years ago.
For those seeking to support those impacted by the Louisiana floods, The San Francisco Foundation recommends contributing to the Baton Rouge Area Foundation’s Louisiana Flood Relief Fund. Contributions are for immediate relief, and can be made through your TSFF Donor Advised Fund or given to them directly.
We are also recommending the Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s Gulf Coast Resilience Innovation Fund. Contributions support mid- and long- term recovery.
Please contact Donor Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-733-8590 with any questions or for additional information.