Hurricane Laura Relief: NCF Grantees
As immediate crisis response has begun and rebuilding stages are on the horizon, many organizations are on the ground in Southeast Texas and Louisiana serving those badly impacted by Hurricane Laura. Our team at NCF Houston has compiled the list of NCF-approved grantees below to assist you if you choose to recommend a grant from your fund. Of course, this list is merely for your convenience and by no means exhaustive.
We encourage you to add a purpose to your grant recommendation – “Hurricane Laura Relief Efforts,” etc. This allows us to expedite approval during due diligence and notify the charity of your intended designation.
American Red Cross Southeast Louisiana
The Southeast Louisiana Chapter supports the greater New Orleans area, including Northshore, River, and Bayou areas, while collaborating across the statewide region.
Eight Days of Hope
Eight Days of Hope is a Christian, non-profit organization that is both evangelical and non denominational. It exists to demonstrate the love and hope of Jesus Christ by serving those in need.
This disaster relief fund will support people impacted by Hurricane Laura in the form of emergency aid like food, water, medicine, and shelter. The fund will remain open to provide long-term assistance as needed.
Houston Responds is serving as a liaison between the recovery work in the affected areas and the coalitions/congregations in Greater Houston that are called to serve.
Mercy Chefs, Inc.
Mercy Chefs, Inc.’s largest mobile kitchen from the headquarters in Virginia and mobile kitchen from the base in Oklahoma have set up to respond on a large scale to Hurricane Laura – finding the area with the greatest need near Lake Charles, Louisiana.
The Salvation Army, Jackson
The Salvation Army is offering temporary food, housing, and other emergency assistance to those affected by Hurricane Laura.
Samaritan’s Purse is responding to the great need in four southwest Louisiana locations—Lake Charles, Jennings, DeRidder, and DeQuincy.
Somebody Cares America/International
The Somebody Cares team has arrived in Sulphur, Louisiana, where they are conducting assessments and setting up the Holy Smoke grill for hot meals. Partners throughout the region are procuring food, water, cleaning materials, and other supplies.
Southern Baptist Disaster Relief
As the third-largest disaster response group in the nation, this network of state-based volunteers teams does more than just clean up; they bring the healing of Christ to those whose lives have been shattered.
SBP (St. Bernard Project)
SBP’s Assessment Teams have been on the ground in Hurricane Laura-impacted communities including Beaumont, Orange, and Port Arthur, Texas and Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Texas Baptist Men
TBM Disaster Relief teams are meeting needs in Southeast Texas after Hurricane Harvey. Chainsaw, feeding, shower/laundry teams are serving or on their way to the region.
United Way of Greater Houston
United Way of Greater Houston has established a fund to support Hurricane Laura victims in Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jefferson Davis Parishes.
United Way of Southwest Louisiana Hurricane
100% of the money donated to United Way of Southwest Louisiana Disaster Fund goes to victims of flooding, hurricanes or tornadoes across the region. United Way of Southwest Louisiana connects people and organizations with the passion, expertise and resources to get things done.
World Central Kitchen
World Central Kitchen’s Relief Team has staged and stocked kitchens on each side of the hurricane – one team in Beaumont, Texas, and another in Lafayette, Louisiana. WCK’s Chef Kyle Pounders is in Louisiana operating their Mobile Relief Kitchen.