Resources in Sweet Releaf

General Assistance

2-1-1

Call 2-1-1 to be connected with community services in your area, providing services like food banks, clothing closets, shelters, rent assistance, utility assistance and physical and mental health resources.

www.211.org/

American Red Cross

Links to local Red Cross websites are searchable by zip code. General information about disaster services, health and safety services, emergency preparation and other programs offered by the Red Cross is available.

www.redcross.org/

American Red Cross Safe and Well List

The American Red Cross has provided a way for those affected by a disaster to register as safe and well, and for concerned family and friends to search for the status of their loved ones.

https://disastersafe.redcross.org/

Catholic Charities USA

Catholic Charities' relief and recovery services are provided on a regional level, and respond to the need for emergency food, shelter, direct financial assistance, counseling, and support. Other Catholic Charities services include financial, medical and utilities assistance, clothing, housing, health care, and child care. This site provides links to local branches, each of which provides direct assistance.

www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=292&srcid=193

Disaster Recovery and Assistance

The LSU AgCenter has an array of information about recovering from the multiple problems caused by hurricanes, floods, storms, extended power outages and other stressful, dangerous events. Dangers include disease from insects and other pests, and illness from contaminated flood waters.

www.lsuagcenter.com/

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEMA's website explains what disaster assistance and housing needs assistance are, who qualifies, and what other services FEMA offers, provides an online application and apply-by-phone directions, and allows users to check the status of their applications and find out how they can spend their assistance money.

www.fema.gov/assistance/

Lutheran Services in America (LSA)

LSA's emergency and disaster services include clothing, emergency housing, financial assistance, food programs, legal aid, telephone crisis support and referrals, and support services. This site can be searched for services regionally or by type of assistance needed.

www.lutheranservices.org/ServiceProvidersSearch.asp

Pets and Disaster: Be Prepared

This page of the Red Cross website advises pet owners on how to plan for their pets' safety in the event of a disaster. Red Cross shelters do not accept pets, so it is essential to be prepared in advance.

www.redcross.org/portal/site/en/menuitem.d8aaecf214c576bf971e4cfe43181aa0...

Prepare.org: After a Disaster

The American Red Cross's website on preparedness is intended to help seniors, children and people with disabilities in particular prepare for natural disasters and emergencies. This page has instructions on how to perform many tasks involved in recovery from disaster.

www.prepare.org/home/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=79&Item...

Salvation Army

Among the Salvation Army's disaster response and recovery programs are counseling and support programs, financial assistance, shelter provision, and the distribution of water, food, furniture, building materials, sanitary, infant and child care products, medicines, bedding and other items for which an immediate need exists. This website can locate nearby branches by a zip code search.

www.salvationarmyusa.org/

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Among the many services provided by the St. Vincent de Paul Society are emergency financial assistance, emergency transportation and disaster relief and victim services. This website allows users to search for local councils offering assistance.

svdpusa.org/AbouttheSociety/FindACouncil/tabid/70/Default.aspx

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Disasters & Emergencies

HHS has a page of links to information and resources for all types of disasters and emergencies. Click on 'Disaster Relief' to find organizations offering aid in times of emergency.

www.hhs.gov/disasters/index.shtml

United Way

The United Way provides assistance in every step of recovery from disaster.

www.liveunited.org/

SCORE: Counselors to America's Small Business

SCORE provides disaster assistance for small businesses. Their website lists tips, tools, downloads, mentoring, and state links.

www.score.org/disaster_preparedness.html

When Waters Rise: Nine Basic Steps for Flood Response and Recovery

The Library of Congress Preservation Directorate provides information to support preservation, including emergency preparedness and disaster response for individuals and families as well as libraries, archives, and museums.

www.loc.gov/preservation/emergprep/flood9step.html

Medical Malpractice Center

Medical Malpractice Center is a group dedicated to providing vital information, tips, and resources to individuals and family members affected by medical negligence.

www.malpracticecenter.com/
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