Flood relief efforts: Donate or sign up to volunteer at Culture Collision 8

Photo: Greater New Orleans Foundation

The team behind Culture Collision is dedicated to supporting all Louisiana communities, and we want to do as much as possible to assist our friends, family and neighbors who have been impacted by the recent floods. We are proud to partner with three local organizations to secure donations and recruit volunteers during Culture Collision 8. Additional information is below, but make sure to stop by the CC8 Flood Relief table to donate money, sign up as a volunteer, or drop off items (suggested items for donation are listed under Second Harvest Food Bank).

NOLA Pay It Forward Fund:
Helping Families in Neighboring Parishes was activated by the Mayor of New Orleans, in partnership with the Greater New Orleans Foundation, to provide monetary resources for the early relief and rebuilding efforts of those communities impacted by the recent floods.

Click here to read more about the NOLA Pay It Forward Fund. 

Second Harvest Food Bank: Help us fill up 25 boxes with these suggested donation items: Canned vegetables, fruit, meat (tuna and chicken), soups, stews, beans and chili. Other non-perishable items, including peanut butter, pasta, rice, breakfast cereal and shelf-stable milk are also needed. Cleaning supplies such as bleach, disinfectants, gloves, sponges, trash bags, and scrub brushes are needed to help residents with the cleanup of flooded homes.

Click here to read more about Second Harvest Food Bank.

United Saints Recovery Project: A grassroots, volunteer-based nonprofit organization, the United Saints Recovery Project works to revitalize the homes and hearts of communities affected by natural disasters. Their roots are in New Orleans, in the heart of Central City. The mission of the United Saints Recovery Project is to assist communities that have suffered damage from natural disasters, helping residents return home, improve their quality of life and strengthen their communities. They do this with the help of local, national and international volunteers, assisting homeowners in rehabilitating and rebuilding their homes, and engaging those homeowners in an effort to promote volunteer-ism within the community.

Click here to read more about United Saints Recovery Project.