Hurricane Ida made landfall today, Sunday, August 29th — the exact 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s landfall. There are no words to express the grief and anxiety surrounding this disaster which is undoubtedly going to be devastating for the communities in Mississippi and Louisiana and beyond. Right now many of you might be feeling hopeless, fearful for friends, family, and even for those who you don’t know. You’re probably asking yourselves, “What can I do?”
We encourage you to seek out the local mutual aid groups and community organizations that have already been working to evacuate families and help folks who can not leave to hunker down. These are the groups that will be the first to respond to the aftermath of this storm and will need the resources to respond. Another Gulf Is Possible Collaborative has put together a helpful frontline resource page with a list of local places/people to give to directly.
Below is a thread of mutual aid efforts as well as accounts to follow to stay updated. —Abbie Veitch