"The forecast for Louisiana is for more rain — and more pain," CNN's Corky Siemaszko reported Thursday morning, predicting a continuation of devastating floodwaters that have crippling much of the state.
These floods, having already forced thousands into homeless shelters and 14,000 residents to request assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), have proven relentless.
But amid the heartbreak, little glimmers of hope are shining through from countless volunteers and supporters desperate to help in any way they can.
Among the organizations lending support are Simply the Basics, founded in San Francisco in 2015 by Meghan Freebeck and the first "hygiene bank" in America that delivers personal hygiene products to homeless individuals.
And, in an effort to continue to spread their mission — "to provide for individuals, organizations, and communities their most basic needs with dignity so that they can focus on bigger goals" — outside the Bay Area, Simply the Basics is sending Hygiene Kits to those affected by the Louisiana floods.
But, they need our help in order to keep sending these supplies! With every $10 donation, Simply the Basics can provide one Hygiene Kit (including basic needs like shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, feminine hygiene products, and lotion) to a displaced Louisiana resident.
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