Helping Students and Schools Affected by Tornadoes

Tuesday’s devastating tornadoes impacted the lives of students, teachers and school staff in New Orleans East. Here are some ways you can help.

Donate Funds

ReNEW Schools has started a Tornado Relief Fund to help students from ReNEW Schaumberg Elementary, which suffered extensive tornado damage, as well as other ReNEW students impacted by the tornadoes.

Einstein Charter Schools has started a Go Fund Me campaign to help pay for school uniforms, school supplies, and other supports for their affected students, families, and teachers.

Communities in Schools New Orleans is accepting donations to support the specific needs of students and families from ReNEW Schaumberg and their other affiliated schools who were affected.

New Schools for New Orleans is collecting funds to support public school families. 100% of donations will go towards purchasing gift cards for families in need.

The American Red Cross is accepting donations to support their efforts to meet short term and long term housing needs.

The Greater New Orleans Foundation has opened the Helping Our Neighbors: Tornado Relief Fund to provide support to nonprofit organizations in the Greater New Orleans area providing assistance to affected families.

Donate Food, Clothing and Supplies

The City of New Orleans has opened a Donation Center in New Orleans East at Household of Faith where people can drop off clothes, toiletries, personal items, diapers and more. The address is 9300 I-10 Service Rd., New Orleans, and the church phone is (504) 347-0127.

The United Way is requesting donations of specific supplies, including boxes, packing materials and cleaning supplies. Items can be dropped off at 2515 Canal Street, New Orleans, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For a list of what they need, click here.

Second Harvest Food Bank is accepting donations of nonperishable food, water, cleaning supplies and hygiene items at their Elmwood-area facility (700 Edwards Avenue) from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or at any Rouses Supermarket. For a list of suggested items, click here.

The Food Pantry of New Orleans is accepting donations of non-perishable food items at 13040 I-10 Service Road.


The United Way is looking for volunteers to support ongoing relief and recovery efforts. To sign up to volunteer, click here.

More Ideas and Information

How to help Louisiana tornado victimsTimes-Picayune

6 ways you can help tornado victims in New Orleans East – WGNO ABC News

How to help New Orleans tornado victims: donations needed for people and petsGambit

Tornado Recovery InformationCity of New Orleans