Statesboro locals aid Louisiana Flood victims

Caitlyn Oliver

Multiple local organizations are gathering donations and supplies for the Louisianans in need, including:

Pittman Park

According to Stephanie Smith, associate pastor for Pittman Park United Methodist Church, The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) was able to reach Louisiana with supplies and aid even before Red Cross arrived.

UMCOR is not currently requesting support teams, but they are collecting supply kits for the victims. UMCOR’s website has instructions on how to assemble the kits, which include cleaning, health, school and baby supplies.

For those looking to donate through the church, Pittman Park is asking for $65, which provides a bucket with cleaning supplies and other necessities that will be put together and given to those in need in Louisiana.


Bi-Lo, a local grocery chain, has a link to donate money on their website as well as change jars at check-out.

Connection Church

Connection Church has several links on their website that allow people to donate to relief organizations, such as the Gulf Coast Floods Children’s Relief Fund and Louisiana Strong.

If you would like to donate or become involved with one of these organizations to aid in flood relief, visit their locations, or click on the links form more information.