Hurricane Harvey Recovery

The Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana is deeply involved in Hurricane Harvey recovery. After the storm, we dispatched staff to assess the damage and to check on shelters to make sure they were adequately staffed and supplied. We organized meetings of government leaders and nonprofits to help coordinate the response. And to pay for recovery efforts, we stood up a portal to take online donations and began asking for contributions from other foundations, private donors and businesses. 

Please contribute to the Southwest Louisiana Flood Fund . On behalf of the people in need, we thank you.

Why donate to the community foundation? Our foundation has the flexibility and knowledge to make grants to local nonprofits that are doing the greatest good in assisting people with recovery. We also move quickly to make grants where they are needed the most. Community foundations are there for each step after a disaster - We help with immediate relief and recovery, and the returning people to their homes. Afterward, we collaborate to build more resilient communities.  

Where does the money go? The foundation makes grants to nonprofits that respond first to disasters. We give them resources so they can continue to operate in the long run for our region. 


Donations of Goods, Supplies

People wanting to donate supplies can do so to Catholic Charities of Southwest Louisiana. The contact information is below.

Sr. Mary Vianney Walsh, RSM
1225 Second Street Lake Charles 1 70601
mary.vianney@lcdiocese.org
337-439-7436