Another $ 1.3 million in donations goes to storm relief efforts in Terrebonne, Lafourche and Grand Isle
Nearly $ 1.3 million in donations go to nonprofit organizations helping residents of the Houma-Thibodaux region recover from Hurricane Ida.
The Bayou Community Foundation announced Thursday that it has approved a second round of grants totaling $ 1.29 million for 17 nonprofits in Terrebonne, Lafourche and Grand Isle.
Since September 5, a week after the Category 4 storm made landfall in Port Fourchon, the Thibodaux Foundation’s Bayou Recovery Fund for Hurricane Ida Relief has funded a total of nearly $ 1.8 million in grants.
The money helped nonprofits distribute hot meals, non-perishable foods, water, gasoline, clothing, and hygiene and cleaning supplies to residents. And he has helped provide temporary housing, medical programs, and classroom supplies and equipment.
Earlier:The group distributes $ 449,000 to non-profit organizations helping Hurricane Ida in the Houma-Thibodaux region
The foundation is working to raise $ 10 million in donations for the storm recovery efforts.
“Thanks to the compassion and generosity of individual and corporate donors across the country, the Bayou Community Foundation has been able to act quickly and effectively over the past five weeks to fund programs that meet the most urgent needs of our residents like food, water, and essential supplies. Our local nonprofits do an incredible job of helping those among us who are suffering, ”Foundation President Henry Lafont said in a press release.
“We know this is only the start, however. As we move from relief to recovery, the Bayou Recovery Fund is well positioned to help meet long-term needs in Lafourche, Terrebonne and Grand Isle, such as the housing crisis we are currently facing and mental health needs. which we expect.
Here are the grants the group announced today:
Catholic community center: $ 13,000 for supplies, generators and air conditioning units for residents of Grand Isle.
Crossroads Pregnancy Resource Center: $ 20,000 for baby supplies and help for new mothers.
Friends of Grand Isle: $ 50,000 for emergency first responder assistance.
Gulf Coast Baptist Church: $ 10,000 for the distribution of meals, food and supplies in Golden Meadow.
Hache Grant Association: $ 30,000 for a mobile laundry room and shower installation in Pointe-aux-Chênes.
Holy Family Catholic Church in Dulac: $ 33,000 for generators, air conditioners, tents, supplies for residents.
Lafourche advice on aging: $ 150,000 for meals, hygiene and medical supplies, and transportation for the elderly.
Lafourche Education Foundation: $ 100,000 to help teachers replace classroom supplies and equipment.
Nicholls State University Foundation: $ 77,760 for emergency accommodation and meals for students and staff.
Plymouth Rock Baptist Church: $ 10,000 for food and supplies distributed to Chauvin and Houma.
DDC Foundation: $ 20,000 for meals, food and supplies distributed to Cut Off.
Outreach to Southern LA Veterans: $ 5,500 for meals, supplies and debris cleaning tools for local veterans.
Advice on the aging of Terrebonne: $ 100,000 for medical and hygiene supplies for the elderly.
Terrebonne Foundation for Academic Excellence: $ 100,000 to help teachers replace classroom supplies and equipment.
United Houma Nation: $ 53,000 for a refrigerated truck to deliver fresh food to members of the tribe.
Dame de la Mer General Hospital in Galliano: $ 25,500 for a trailer to house medical rehabilitation services.
Terrebonne Economic Development Foundation: $ 500,000 for a temporary accommodation site in eastern Houma for 50 displaced families, first responders and essential workers.
Donors to the Bayou Community Foundation’s Bayou Recovery Fund for Hurricane Ida relief include hundreds of individuals, foundations and businesses. Among them are the Mary and Al Family Foundation, Shell, Chevron, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of LA Foundation, BP, The Gheens Foundation, the Saints and Pelicans Gulf Coast Renewal Fund, the United Health Foundation, the Humana Foundation, Federal Home Loan Bank, JPMorgan Chase, Enbridge, Iberia Bank / First Horizon Foundation and Weeks Marine.
Find out more or make a donation at https://www.bayoucf.org/disaster-recovery.