Houma Needs Help After Gustav

As Maitri, Karen Gadbois and NolaNotes and many others have pointed out, Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes sustained major damage from Hurricane Gustav. Everyone in the small fishing and shrimping communities, like Dulac, Pointe Aux Chene and Chauvin are severely affected, most are now homeless. Hard-hit were the Houma indians, many of whom lived close or in the marsh were storm surge and wind were greatest.

The Gambit’s Blog of New Orleans has been reporting on the Houmas’ predicament. See here and here for information on what supplies are needed and where to drop them off, as well as an address to send financial aid.

Donations to the Red Cross can be made here. The Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux is also seeking donations:

2779 Highway 311
Schriever, LA 70395
Phone: (985) 850-3132

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