New Orleans is home to a variety of robust local mutual aid organizations, which have been joined by regional and national organizations to offer relief to areas hardest hit by Hurricane Ida like Houma, Grand Isle, and Lafitte.
Below is a listing of these organizations. Many now have donation pages specifically geared to Ida assistance.
New Orleans Organizations
Culture Aid NOLA is a nonprofit food and resource center in New Orleans providing direct assistance to underserved members of the community, in particular culture bearers. They are partnering with a variety of nonprofits to get meals to those still in the city.
House of Tulip supports transgender and gender non-conforming community members, and is assisting those directly impacted by Hurricane Ida.
Imagine Water Works works to reduce risk from flooding, pollution, and natural hazards. They provided mutual aid support following Hurricane Laura, and are doing the same with Ida. Their Facebook page allows members to post requests and resources.
El Pueblo NOLA - NOLA Village supports the community in New Orleans East through education, health and civic initiatives. They will be supporting residents in that area impacted by Ida.
Little Woods Co-Op is a worker-owned cooperative cafe and grocery in the Little Woods community, providing meals and delivering groceries for free.
LowerNine.org has focused on the long-term recovery of New Orleans’s Lower Ninth Ward from Hurricane Katrina, and is aiding residents in that area impacted by Ida.
Rebuilding Together focuses on both clean-up and long-term recovery efforts for Hurricane Ida.
Krewe of Red Beans offers the Feed the Second Line program, which buys and delivers groceries and meals to New Orleans culture bearers. They are putting together a crew to repair or place tarps on roofs to ensure that damaged homes don’t experience any further damage from the elements in the days ahead.
House of the Young creator Edward Buckles produced Katrina Babies, a feature documentary on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and its impact on the youth of New Orleans. They will be supporting partner organizations, as well as focusing on children’s mental health.
Greater New Orleans Foundation is a philanthropic institution supporting the Greater New Orleans Region. The Hurricane Ida donations will offer resources to local nonprofit partners leading disaster response on the ground.
Regional, National and International Organizations
Second Harvest is the largest charitable anti-hunger network in South Louisiana. They are collecting non-perishables, as well as financial donations.
World Central Kitchen meets the daily needs of families in need of food and is providing fresh hot meals to New Orleanians.
Cajun Relief Navy is an informal volunteer organization of private boat owners who assist in search and rescue efforts, and offer disaster relief assistance.
United Way of Southeast LA has a specific Hurricane Ida Relief Fund. It will support immediate relief efforts, as well as long-term rebuilding and community grants to partner organizations providing direct services to assist with disaster recovery.
Louisiana Hospitality Foundation is raising funds for the Hospitality Worker Crisis Grant Program that provides emergency financial assistance for housing (rent/mortgage), utilities (water/gas/electric), medical, and funeral expenses.
BayouFund.Org (via the Helio Foundation) was started by Mosquito Supper Club's Melissa Martin to help provide financial support to those in the bayou communities, including the fishermen, shrimpers, and others in lower Terrebonne Parish. Beyond financial assistance, the group is also providing ice, water, and gas to those hit hardest by Ida's path.