Businesses, organizations aim to help Hurricane Delta victims
With thousands of Louisianans again suffering the impacts of a hurricane, businesses are stepping up to help victims of Hurricane Delta.
Below are some of the businesses and other groups running campaigns to help Delta victims and how you can get involved. Know of others? Let us know at email@example.com.
Lafayette Travel, along with groups like Lafayette Consolidated Government, the Lafayette Economic Development Authority and One Acadiana, has put together the Hospitality Hub. The hub is a collection of resources available in Lafayette and the surrounding area.
The Hospitality Hub includes information like hotel room availability, nearby restaurants, and information on relief and health resources.
Rêve Coffee Roasters
Rêve Coffee Roasters is donating 25% of its coffee bag sales and sales from its fall specialty drink this week to the Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana.
"Hurricane Delta has passed and has left a trail of damage throughout southwest Louisiana, including right here in the Lafayette area," the coffee shop posted on Facebook.
Sempra Energy, a San Diego-based energy infrastructure company, is donating $100,000 to communities in southwest Louisiana to aid recovery efforts for Hurricanes Laura and Delta, the company said in a press release.
"Hurricane Delta has multiplied the hardship on Gulf Coast communities, including families and small businesses still recovering from Hurricane Laura and suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic," said Lisa Alexander, senior vice president of corporate affairs for Sempra Energy. "We are committed to strengthening communities where Sempra Energy operates and know these funds will provide much-needed support, particularly to the resilient people of Southwest Louisiana."
The $100,000 is in addition to $500,000 donated by the Sempra Energy Foundation to aid communities after Hurricane Laura.
Catholic Charities of Acadiana
Catholic Charities of Acadiana is looking for blue tarps to help people whose homes suffered damage during Hurricane Delta.
"Simply put, we need blue tarps and we need a lot of them," CCA said in a Facebook post.
CCA's Amazon Wishlist is available here.
American Idol winner Laine Hardy, who is from Livingston, Louisiana, posted on Facebook that he is working with the American Red Cross and encouraging people to donate to help Hurricane Delta victims.
Samaritan's Purse, a group that provides aid after disasters around the world, said it is seeking donations and volunteers to help residents bounce back from Hurricane Delta and continue recovering from Hurricane Laura.