Show Up United


Hurricane Ida Victim Relief Drive

As Louisianans, we are always there for our neighbors, and we SHOW UP UNITED because we are Louisiana Strong. We all know that things will get better, but the long-term recovery will be hard and so many items are still needed and will be for quite some time.  This is where we could use your help. HOW? By kicking off your workplace campaign and SHOW UP UNITED.

SHOW UP UNITED is a workplace campaign supply drive.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Amey Shortess Crousillac at ameyc@cauw.org, and we will arrange delivery of a bin for your supply drive.  Once the bin is full, send Amey an email, and we will get with you.

This supply drive will continue through the end of the year.  

Only items below are needed:

  • Cleaning Supplies (gloves, mops, mop buckets, cleaning solution, brooms, etc.
  • Tarps
  • Heavy Duty Racks
  • Hammers
  • Infant Supplies
  •  New children’s toys
  • NEW undergarments all sizes
  • ShingleLayment
  • Gas Cans (empty)

We are thankful for you our donors and those from across the country that have pledged their support to our community, however help is still needed and the road to recovery will be long but united we will rebuild stronger because we are Louisiana Strong. 


Capital Area United Way Hurricane Ida Relief Fund 

Capital Area United Way will be accepting donations to support the immediate and long term needs of the response and recovery efforts from Hurricane Ida.  All donations to this fund will be used for response and recovery.

Visit our Hurricane Ida Relief Fund donation page to make a donation to support recovery efforts through the 10-Parish service area. 


Hurricane Ida Relief Grants

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge
Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank
St. James Council on Aging
Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
The Salvation Army Baton Rouge
The United Cajun Navy

*distributed September 2021

Latest Information

October 6, 2021: Shell Donates $750,000 to Support Capital Area United Way's Hurricane Ida Relief Efforts

September 20, 2021: Capital Area United Way Announce Hurricane Ida Grant Recipients

September 3, 2021: Capital Area United Way In Full Response Mode Following Hurricane Ida

August 30, 2021: Capital Area United Way Responds to Hurricane Ida


Volunteer Needs

For a list of volunteer needs, visit the Volunteer Louisiana website

FEMA Related Matters

Types of Assistance for Hurricane Ida Survivors

Generator and Chainsaw Reimbursement Information

Additional Resources

  • Operation Blue Roof - temporary roofing from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; eligible parishes in our area include Ascension, Livingston, St. Helena, and St. James.
    • East Baton Rouge residents in need of tarps can register here.
  • Replacement SNAP Benefits - approved for 18 parishes impacted by Hurricane Ida.
  • LADSNAP Application - DSNAP has been approved for 25 parishes affected by Hurricane Ida. Applications and interviews will run in 3 phases and begin on Monday, September 20. Text LADSNAP to 211 for assistance with the application.

    • Phase 1 Parishes (Sept 20-25): East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Pointe Coupee, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana
    • Phase 2 Parishes (Sept 27 - Oct 2): Ascension, Iberville, Livingston, St. Helena
    • Phase 3 Parishes (Oct 4-9): St. James
  • Emergency Prescription Assistance Program (EPAP) - Phone Number: 855-793-7470; EPAP is now available to provide free medicines to those who are uninsured and impacted by Hurricane Ida. 
  • Available and Open Resources in East Baton Rouge Parish 
  • East Baton Rouge Parish Resource Needs Survey - for East Baton Rouge Parish residents ONLY!
  • Southeast Louisiana Legal Services is taking calls for legal assistance for low-income residents. Their hotline is 1-844-244-7871
  • Map to Oxygen Tank Replacement Sites
  • FEMA Rumor Control
  • Crisis Cleanup, a Home Cleanup Hotline, has been opened to support survivors of Hurricane Ida. We anticipate that most volunteer groups will work through Friday, September 1, 2021. Survivors needing assistance can call 844-965-1386. 


Get Help 

In times of disaster, Capital Area United Way provides resources to aid in relief and recovery efforts.  Long-term recovery from disasters takes time, money, volunteers and strong partnerships, and we stand ready to facilitate providing resources to those who need it most.

United Way 211/CAUW is available with the following resources during disasters: 


-Shelters--text LASHELTER to 898-211 or dial 2-1-1 for sheltering information

-Road/Waterway closures

-Evacuation Orders

Call: 2-1-1 or 225-923-2114; Out of State Evacuees can reach United Way 211/CAUW by calling 1-800-755-5175

Text: Your zipcode to 898-211  *Standard message and data rates may apply. Text STOP to opt out.

Search: Click here to search for resources

Crisis Services:

  • The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990
  • The Keeping Calm Crisis Line, 1-866-310-7977
Visit www.cauw.org/211 and email cauw211@cauw.org to send updated resources.