LOUISIANA- Cajun Navy Relief is calling for donations of urgently needed supplies to help those impacted by tropical storm Imelda – the worst storm to hit Texas since Hurricane Harvey.
The group today announced the creation of an Amazon Wish List of urgently needed supplies developed in partnership with accredited humanitarian aid organizations on the ground in affected areas, including Triton Relief Group, Brittmoore Rescue, and FRONTLINERS. From bleach to can openers and diapers, the dynamic list helps ensure donations have maximum impact in the ongoing recovery and relief effort.
Cajun Navy Relief is currently helping gather supplies and directing distribution to several established locations within affected areas including Nome, Hamshire, Fannett, Winnie, Vidor, and Beaumont. Imelda impacted 13 counties across Louisiana and Texas. Emergency officials have conducted at least 1,700 high-water rescues since Thursday’s rainfall.
“When the floodwaters recede, a new and longer battle begins,” said Cajun Navy Relief President Shawn Boudreaux. “In close coordination with our network of accredited humanitarian partners on the ground, we created an Amazon Wish List as an easy and impactful way to help in the recovery and relief effort. “
In the early hours of September 19th, Cajun Navy Relief dispatched volunteers to assist with Tropical Storm Imelda’s rescue efforts in Vidor, Beaumont, Fannett, New Caney, and surrounding areas in Texas.
In addition to donating supplies through Cajun Navy Relief’s Amazon Wish List, those interested in supporting the recovery effort can call 504-517-NAVY. To learn more about Cajun Navy Relief’s efforts and the many ways to help, visit https://www.cajunnavyrelief.com/.