Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser is asking Louisiana residents who can to sign up and find donation opportunities at www.VolunteerLouisiana.gov to be ready to help with recovery efforts from the impact of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Tropical Storm Harvey in Louisiana. “While the devastation is unbelievable, we aren’t finished with this system yet. So, I’m asking all people in Louisiana and around the country to sign up to volunteer or donate any money they can to make sure we have the people and resources necessary to reduce the recovery time. We are still in response mode right now, but it’s never too late to sign up and get ready to help with recovery efforts,” said Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser.
At VolunteerLouisiana.gov, people can register as a volunteer, get updates on volunteer opportunities, and find ways to donate to the relief efforts. Once the flood waters recede and rescue operations have ended, the need for volunteers to help with disaster recovery will be great. Volunteer organizations will be ready to mobilize once the conditions are safe, and Volunteer Louisiana will continue to update opportunities as they become available. Non-profit and faith-based organizations in need of volunteers can register their organization and opportunities at VolunteerLouisiana.gov. Donation information is also available for those who wish to donate money or materials and supplies.
Volunteer Louisiana, located in the Office of Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser, manages 17 AmeriCorps State programs, promotes volunteerism, and coordinates spontaneous, unaffiliated volunteers in times of disaster. It is supported by grants from the Corporation for National and Community Service.
For more information, visit VolunteerLouisiana.gov.