St. Tammany Parish Cares (STPCares) - Community Flood Response
When we are faced with this level of destruction and loss in Louisiana, our people seek to lighten the burden when we can. We step in if we are able, and those of us who were spared, help the broken become whole again. -Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President
Disasters affect not only the welfare of individuals and family groups, but also the well-being of entire communities. STP Cares is a community flood response that stresses the importance of reciprocity, social networks, and interpersonal trust. Our mission is to work collectively — government agencies, the faith community, the business community, the philanthropic community, and the private sector —and to pool our resources to help those affected recover faster and stronger than they would by isolated efforts.
Thank you for visiting our page and thank you for your participation in the recovery of our region.
To contact STPCares to offer help call 985-898-3215 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org .
The biggest power of recovery comes from human beings. What one volunteer can do is small, but what all of us can do is huge for recovery, it creates a stronger power... ~ Khaliunaa , Japan tsunami volunteer from Mongolia
Volunteers from within our local communities are our first line of response and the most effective resource for responding to a disaster like the floods much of our region has experienced. How can I help? The question everyone continues to ask.
We have put together a list below of resources that will help any group, person or entity, begin to help in the recovery process.
We invite you to participate, donate, help a neighbor, a friend, a stranger. Help our region recover and rebuild.
Louisiana Department of Health
Medical volunteers who live in Louisiana and non-medical volunteers can register through Louisiana Volunteers in Action (LAVA) by calling (225) 354-3568 or online at www.lava.dhh.louisiana.gov.
Medical volunteers from out-of-state should call the LDH Emergency Operations Center at (225) 354-3569 to register.
Phone: (985) 892-4317
Phone: (985) 778-0815
Phone: (504) 523-3755
Toll Free 1 (866) 891-2210
Food Bank of Covington
Phone: (985) 893-3003
Louisiana Baptists Disaster Relief
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Louisiana Conference of The United Methodist Church
Louisiana Volunteers in Action
- Clearwater Wildlife Sanctuary
- www.clearwatersanctuary.org/ 985-630-1009
SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.
The Disaster Distress Helpline is a national hotline dedicated to providing year-round immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster.
Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.