How to Help Louisiana Flooding Victims

(CNN) — Southern Louisiana is being hit hard by deadly, historic flooding on top of the record floods the state suffered earlier this year.

Impact Your World has identified charities on the ground providing support.

The Salvation Army, which is dealing with flooding at its Baton Rouge facility, is helping thousands of residents who were forced to evacuate their homes.

The Livingston Parish 911 Communications Center, which has been taking on water since Friday afternoon was forced to close and personnel have moved to another location, according to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office.    They report no interruption in service and they continue to handle a high volume of calls from residents dealing with emergency flood conditions. Parish President Layton Ricks says the Amite River continues to rise at a rapid rate and will continue to do so throughout the day on Saturday. Ricks is urging residents who live along the Amite River corridor to evacuate their homes immediately. In a statement, Ricks says that rescue personnel, including the Louisiana National Guard, are in the process of evacuating as many people as possible at this time.

The organization assists with disaster relief resources such as canteens (mobile feeding units), clean up and hygiene kits and sending support personnel to the affected areas. You can volunteer or donate money to the Salvation Army’s Gulf Coast fund to help the cause.

The United Way invites you to help flood relief efforts by volunteering or making a donation through the United Way of Southeast Louisiana. Citizens in need of services should dial 211, which is a hotline operating 24/7.

Convoy of Hope is providing food, water, equipment and relief supplies to southern Louisiana. You can support their work here: Convoy of Hope. Please indicate you want the money donated to go towards the Louisiana August 2016 flood relief efforts.

Thanks for your concern. Impact Your World will continue to monitor for ways you can help.

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