How You Can Help Flood Victims

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Many people in our area are finding ways to help victims of Hurricane Harvey recover. The United Way has a program to help evacuees who came to our area. The First United Methodist Church of Coushatta is working with the church’s Committee On Relief to fill “Flood Buckets.”

United Way of Northwest Louisiana is accepting donations through today of supplies that evacuees will need. United Way’s news release says thousands of hurricane victims from South Louisiana and South Texas are coming to the Shreveport-Bossier area.

Items can be purchased locally or through the United Way of NWLA Hurricane Harvey Relief wish list on

A Disaster Relief Fund has also been set up for victims of Hurricane Harvey through the United Way of Northwest Louisiana website at Donations can also be mailed to the office, 820 Jordan Street, Suite 370, Shreveport, LA 71101.

UMCOR is the United Methodist Church’s relief organization. They are requesting donations of items to fill “Flood Buckets” to help victims of flooding clean up their mess. Several months ago several members of First Methodist’s Confirmation Class went to the UMCOR depot and volunteered for a day assembling Flood Buckets and Hygiene Kits. They learned first hand the work it takes to prepare to help victims of natural disasters.

If your church or group is conducting any type of relief effort, please let The Journal know about it. Our email is

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