How To Help Louisiana Flood Victims

By Crystal Gardner-Phillips | August 16, 2016

Eleven years ago, our neighbors supported us when many of us were suddenly displaced from our communities. They opened their homes, made sure our kids could keep going to school, and gave us hope every day as we rebuilt our homes and businesses. It’s what good neighbors do, and it’s what makes us such a strong community.


Here are some ways we can return the favor.


What Can I Donate?

While we all want to reach out and do as much as we can, here are the specific items that are being requested:

For People:

  • Clean clothes -Adult & Children 
  • Shoes
  • Socks
  • New toiletries
  • Diapers
  • Linens/towels
  • New underwear
  • Cleaning supplies & detergent
  • Bulk food (no power friendly)
  • Feminine hygiene products

For Pets:

  • Food
  • Pet shampoo
  • Water


Where Do I Take My Donations?

Gardner Realtors Offices- Our 23 neighborhood offices throughout Metro New Orleans & Southern Mississippi are accepting donations | Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Find the one closest to you by clicking here.

Church Alley Coffee & The Good Shop – Central City – 1618 O.C. Haley Blvd.  |  8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Dashing Bicycles – Mid City – 1234 N. Broad St.   |  10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Balance Yoga – Mid City – 120 South Cortez St. New Orleans, LA 70119  | 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Solo Espresso – Bywater – 1301 Poland Ave.  |  8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Dirty Coast – Uptown – 5631 Magazine St.  |  1o a.m. – 6 p.m.

Cane & Table – French Quarter –1113 Decatur Street  |  5 p.m. – midnight

Dirty Coast – Marigny – 2121 Chartres St.  |  12 p.m. – 8 p.m.


Can I Donate Money?

There are several ways you can make monetary donations as well.

Red Cross – Visit, call 1-800-REDCROSS or text LAFLOODS to 90999 to donate $10. You can also volunteer by calling 855-489-2528 or sign up at

Salvation Army – Visit their official website and make an online donation here.

Second Harvest Food Bank – Visit their official website and make an online donation here.


GardnerLove is our community outreach program set up for times such as these. We’d love to have you join our team’s efforts to help those who have experienced loss during the flooding. You can bring the following items to one of our Gardner Realtors Neighborhood Offices near you by Friday, August 19 at 5pm: clothes, shoes, cleaning supplies, diapers, toiletries, bedding blankets, canned food.

Thank you for your kind-hearted donations that will greatly assist Louisiana flood victims. It’s times like these that show how strong of a community we are.

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