Rev. Jesse Jackson Leads Assistance Drive For Louisiana Flood Victims

Reverend Jesse Jackson of Rainbow PUSH toured the areas devastated by flooding in Louisiana and is now leading an effort to gather donations for victims. Reverend Jackson called the flooding the “worst flooding in the history of Baton Rouge.”  The torrential storms dumped 31 inches of rain on the area in less than 18 hours and displaced more than 100,000 people in 21 parishes.

Reverend Jackson announced the formation of the Rainbow PUSH Relief Assistance/United Christian Faith Ministries in conjunction with the Southern Louisiana Flood Disaster Assistance. Jackson is asking that the following items be donated to help with relief efforts.  All items donated should be new and unopened.

  • Bottled water
  • First aid kits
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Disposable diapers & baby wipes
  • Dog & cat food – kitty litter
  • Dust masks
  • Cleaning supplies (bleach, heavy-duty cleaner/disinfectant, all-purpose

cleaning spray, disinfectant wipes, paper towels, Lysol, mops, buckets, scrub

brushes, cleaning rags, et.)

  • Garbage bags
  • Rubber cleaning gloves
  • Toiletries (soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, deodorant, razors, shaving

cream, toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, washcloths, towels, toilet paper,

hand sanitizer)

  • Baby formula, Sippy cups, plates, children’s utensils, pacifiers
  • Boost/Ensure products for elderly

These items are being collected at the Rainbow PUSH headquarters in Chicago and will be transported by truck to Louisiana. Checks and monetary donations can be sent to:

Southern Louisiana Flood Assistance

P.O. Box 318238

Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70831

 

 

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