The damage caused by Hurricane Ida is beginning to come into focus, as the storm continues along its path. Southeastern Louisiana, including New Orleans, is facing serious strain on its power grids and rescue efforts are ongoing.
If you would like to help hurricane relief efforts on the Gulf Coast, Louisiana resident and New Orleans Saints fan Allen Keller (@AllenK_81) is putting together a collection to provide money and supplies to those affected by Ida. Keller asks that anyone who is going to donate reads through the following thread to ensure efforts are going to the right place.
People need help. People need money. People need supplies.— Allen K. (@AllenK_81) August 31, 2021
Several people have reached out needing help, many displaced with little money. We're going to help. Please read our thread of work first.
Venmo: akellerjr81 pic.twitter.com/5jYxxbql8B
If you can help, please consider donating to the handles listed in the tweet above.
NFL teams have reached out in support of Southeastern Louisiana as the fallout from Ida begins in earnest. The Atlanta Falcons put the rivalry aside by sharing a video of encouragement from Drew Brees in Mercedes Benz-Stadium and pledging $1 million to relief efforts via the Arthur Blank Family Foundation, whereas the Baltimore Ravens’ Stephen and Renee Bisciotti Foundation donated an additional $1 million to relief funds.
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