At first sign of Hurricane, now Tropical Storm, Harvey, individuals and groups all around Vernon and Beauregard Parishes stepped forward to do some charitable good for flood victims of Louisiana and Texas.

Some people are offering a space for drop off and storage, while others are providing transport for donated items. And there are those who are collecting and delivering.

Below, is the most up-to-date list of contact information for anyone who would like to get involved.

We will continue to update this list, as more information becomes available.
Anyone who wants to offer a service to the cause, please send name, location/address, phone number, and details as to how you are going to help, to 

1. Flood victim supply drive items, such as toiletries for adults and children, bedding materials, or cash donations, can be brought to any of the following locations--

Studio 101 Hair Salon(1506 south 5th Street, Leesville)

Hairatage Salon (1006 south 5th Street, Leesville )

Magic Mirror Salon (2760 Colony Boulevard, Leesville)

The Green Fern Salon (103 E Texas Street, Leesville)

2. First Baptist Church, 1400 Nolan Trace, Leesville will be a donation point for items to take to Houston. Please contact John Rabb for more information 337-463-9047.

3. The Church in Rosepine will be providing storm assistance to the elderly, shut-ins, widows and widowers. They will provide water, sandbags and food as needed. Should the community needs shift as the days progress then the church will shift priority. Contact Cameron Williams for immediate assistance at 615-680-4450 or The Church phone line at 337-463-7746

4. Timothy Halbert, manager at GBI Liquor, 1701 S 5th Street, Leesville, will provide space for donation collection and storage until a person or group can deliver them. Open 7 days a week. Monday - Wednesday,  7 a.m. - 10 p.m., Thursday -  Saturday, 7 a.m. - 11 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. For more information call the store 337-238-3533 or his cell phone at 337-718-0238. 

5. Dana McPherson is coordinating donations and drop-off for Trent Johnson. The two came together to help others. Donations can be dropped off daily 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. at  Mud bugs 1201 N 5th St, Leesville. The first load was already delivered to Rockport, Texas. Friday, they will leave again for Houston. They have church contact in all areas. For more information, call 337-353-5383. 

6. Rev. Michael Harris is opening up the New Hope Holiness Family Life Center at 609 Warren Street, DeRidder as a shelter for flood victims. They have 40 cots available.  Also, New Hope is coordinating with the Louisiana National Guard to get supplies to the Red Cross in Houston. For information on how to get involved, call  337-401-6956.

7. The Merryville Community Center, at 3024 S. Pine Street, is opening up as a shelter to help those in Merryville who are currently being flooded out of their homes. They need "everything," in terms of donations, especially food, until the Red Cross and other agencies arrive. Supplies can be dropped off at the community center.

8. The First United Methodist Church, at 406 W. Shirley St., DeRidder, is gathering supplies for cleaning buckets. These will be utilized in the aftermath of Harvey. Check for the cleaning bucket supply list. Buckets will be delivered to churches in the affected areas to be distributed. Call (337) 463-4491 for more information.