Northshore Weather Relief Fund
Schools, food banks, shelters, and grassroots rebuilding organizations are among the dozens of groups who have received a share of $350,000 in grants distributed from the Northshore Community Foundation (NCF) since the floods in March and August, 2016.
The Fund was established days after historic flooding in early March which engulfed Southeast Louisiana, and was highly functional when we were hit again in August. Donors—individuals, businesses and organizations from around the country—have contributed more than $515,000 to the NCF to help with flood relief in Louisiana.
Many of the organizations receiving grants provide support for schools, displaced students and faculty. The St. Helena School System received $25,800 for immediate facility work to reopen damaged schools and the Southeastern Louisiana University Foundation received $25,000 for direct assistance to students and staff with flood losses.
In addition to the Weather Relief Fund, many other funds at the Foundation have followed suit and made grants for flood relief based on their own missions. Some of which have gone to meet needs that can be easily overlooked in a crisis, like providing money to house families with autistic children in over-stimulating shelters. Michael Delahoussaye, leader of the Grants Gift Support Fund immediately deployed his mission-based resources held at the Foundation to serve traumatized families such as these.
The NCF has worked hand and hand with its partner Foundation in the Capitol Region, the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, to coordinate and maximize response efforts. “We have worked with individual donors, large and small, corporate donors and other Foundations to deploy resources swiftly in the face of great need. This kind of leverage is the power of a community foundation and we are so deeply grateful for our partners in philanthropic work.
Help us help them. Give to the Northshore Weather Relief Fund and we will disperse those funds as quickly as possible to those most in need.
A complete list of organizations who have received direct NWRF grants are:
Catholic Charities of New Orleans
Community Christian Concern
YMCA of Bogalusa
Food Bank of Covington
Baptist Association of Southeast LA
Washington Emergency Recovery Ongoing Cardre (WEROC)
All Hands Volunteers
St. Helena Parish School District
Tangipahoa School District
Family Promise St. Tammany
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
Northshore Disaster Recovery Inc.
Our Daily Bread Tangipahoa
Southeastern Louisiana University Foundation
Via Link (211 Hotline)
Fork's Drum Closet on behalf of Hammond High School
Northshore BBQ Relief
Louisiana Baptist Convention Executive Board/First Baptist Church of Ponchatoula
***Nonprofits who have received grants from the fund please download and submit this final report to provide explanation/accountability of funds.