HELP US HELP THE PEOPLE OF
OUR CARAVAN WILL BE LEAVING SOON
THANKS FOR COMING TO OUR LOUISIANA FLOOD RELIEF PAGE.
Alpine's non-profit community radio station will be leading a caravan to get much needed supplies to those hurting and homeless from the flooding.
Shelters are doing what they can but they are requesting outside support.
The difference between Katrina and this storm is night and day. With Katrina we were able to get some supplies in Louisiana. Our group worked with the Dream Center in Donaldsonville, LA which was one of the first dry spots people leaving New Orleans could find. You had retail, restaurants and such open. Many people donated gift cards and we were able to hand those out to people in need that had nothing.
This is much different than Katrina. Both homes and retail are suffering. People can't go home. Can't go to work. Can't go to school.
Our needs will be MANY to get this done. We are in the process of negotiating the best possible rates for truck rentals and getting our drivers together. We will need cash for expenses while traveling, Fuel, meals and possibly hotels. Donations can be made on our website by clicking this donate button if you would like to help with the expenses of getting these supplies out to Louisiana. We would like to have as many full trucks on the road as we can afford. Your monetary donations will make that possible. The donate button is at the top of the page.
The supply needs will be massive. Many are without some of the most basic things that we take for granted. That is where we hope to help and fill needs.
So, let's get started with supplies. If you would like to purchase any of these supplies and bring them to the radio station, we will get them to those that need them. I know that some of these instructions may be daunting, but please understand to make things easier for distribution we need you to help us. Please do not donate anything that is used, open, damaged or past it's shelf life date.
The flood victims need these items:
Diapers - complete sealed by MFR boxes or packages. All sizes will be needed.
Baby wipes - sealed boxes or packages.
Shelf stable milk (not refrigerated) - all flavors (Nesquik, Hersheys etc)
Sports Drinks (Gatorade, Vitamin Water, Powerade) in smaller bottles attached 6 packs or cases shrink wrapped in plastic. Please NO ENERGY DRINKS - 8/16 update - No bottled water - they have plenty.
Individual Drink mix packets - this was one we discovered during Katrina. There is normally bottled water but after a while it's nice to have something with flavor. One packet flavors a 16 to 20 oz bottle of water (Crystal Light, Country Time, Crush, Great Value etc)
Non-perishable food items that are not out of date or damaged.
Personal hygiene items for Men, Women and Children including toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, razors, shaving cream, baby powder, baby shampoo, feminine hygiene products, nail clippers, foot powder, odor eaters, combs, hair brushes.
Insect repellent (deet)
Spray sun block
Socks for Men, Women & Children - sealed packages only - all sizes.
Underwear for Men, Women and children - sealed packages only - all sizes.
Gift cards in any amount from Wal-Mart or Target. Please note Costco is not in Louisiana. Any Costco card donations will be used here to by needed items.
This list will change so please check back for updates! We will be on site to take donated items between 1-6PM. We will be set up in front of the OLD Alpine Library at 2128 Arnold Way across from the Alpine Post Office. You can donate the listed items above. Please check back for updates and call us with any questions - 619-445-1079.