With the devastating flood in Louisiana, tens of thousands of families have lost their homes and belongings. Many of them are in need of the most basic items and are relying on the national community to help them get back on their feet. And now that the flood waters are receding, it’s time to rebuild together.
To help Louisiana flood victims, Roadie will be providing free pickup and delivery on all Gigs going to and from Baton Rouge. If you have friends or loved ones in Baton Rouge, use Roadie to send them much-needed clothing, supplies, and other non-perishable items for free. Just post a Gig, and Roadie will cover the cost through its on-the-way community of drivers.
Some of the most needed items — mattresses, furniture, clothes, pallets of water, and non-perishable food — are the hardest to ship. They’re heavy, bulky, and expensive to send.
At Roadie, we’re connecting people who want to help with people already on the way. Thousands of cars are already driving along the major highways around Baton Rouge ready to help. If you’re a volunteer, college student, church group, or business traveler already planning a trip to Baton Rouge, consider becoming a Roadie driver. You can earn extra cash on a trip you’re already taking, while also helping those in need.
People helping people lives at the heart of what we do. In our minds, there’s no greater use of the Roadie community. Let’s show Baton Rouge that help is on the way.
If you’re not sure what to send or where to send it, here’s a list of organizations accepting donations to help Louisiana flood victims:
United Way of Southeast Louisiana
What they need: Buckets, bleach, cleaning detergent, mops, Shockwave for mold, mops, brooms, paper towels, large garbage bags, rubber gloves, masks, scrub brushes, scouring pads, sponges, air freshener, toiletries, hand sanitizer, shampoo, conditioner, bar soap, hand soap, adult diapers, disposable razors, shaving cream, toilet paper, diapers for babies, baby wipes, baby food, baby formula, sippy cups and bottles, pet cages, kennels, leashes, collars, pet food, cat litter, bottled water, nonperishable food items and school supplies
They will NOT accept clothing and furniture at this time.
Where to send items: Multi-Agency Disaster Warehouse, 9550 Dawnadele Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70809 – Sunday – Friday 9:00 am to 5:00pm
Lafayette Recovers: Adopt a Family
What they need: clothing, baby supplies, cleaning supplies, hygiene products, non-perishable food, furniture, dehumidifiers, mattresses, fans, storage bins, construction tools (hammers, shovels, nails, tarp), diapers, linens, towels, brooms, garbage bags, rubber gloves, bleach, mold killer
Where to send it: Find a family to send items to directly at https://lafayettela.recovers.org/donations/new
The Church International
What they need: Non-perishable food, waters, heavy duty garbage bags, wheelbarrows, snow shovels, metal scoop shovels, utility knives, N95 masks, gloves, gallon buckets, hammers, crowbars, tape measure, interchangeable screwdrivers, chalk line to cut sheetrock, safety glasses, mops, cleaning supplies, Shockwave mold killer, ant/bug spray, pump sprays, floor squeegees, push brooms, extension cords, tarps
Where to send it: 13423 Highway 431, St. Amant LA 70774
Greater Mt. Gideon Baptist Church
What they need: Water, bedding, air mattresses (with pump), non-perishable food, cleaning supplies, clothes, diapers, baby formula, and garbage bags
Where to send it: 205 Alice Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Marrero Lions Club:
What they need: Water, bedding, air mattresses (with pump), non-perishable food, cleaning supplies, clothes, diapers, baby formula, garbage bags, pet food and pet carriers
Where to send items: 2334 Barateria Boulevard Marrero, LA 70072
Denham Springs Animal Shelter:
What they need: Pet food, pet carriers, cleaning supplies, pet toys
Where to send it: 600 C Bowman — Denham Springs, LA 70726
Free pickup and delivery only available for Gigs going to and from Baton Rouge. Valid for up to 5 Gigs per customer. Offer is subject to change or cancellation at any time.
We’d love to hear your story. If you’ve been affected by the flood or donated items to those in need, share your story with #GiveAGig.