CHICAGO (WLS) --There is widespread devastation in Louisiana due to massive flooding. Entire neighborhoods in Baton Rouge are underwater and tens of thousands of people were forced out of their homes.
Many of those people lost everything. Reverend Jesse Jackson, who just returned from Louisiana, said he plans to launch a humanitarian relief drive for the flood victims.
The Rainbow PUSH Coalition, United Christian Faith Ministries and Medley Moving and Storage are working with the Southern Relief Louisiana Flood Disaster Assistance to get much-needed supplies to those in need.
Jackson said Rainbow PUSH cannot accept clothes or money as donations, but they can accept bottled water, first-aid kits, feminine hygiene products, disposable diapers, baby wipes, dog food, cat food, kitty litter, dust masks, cleaning supplies, garbage bags, rubber gloves, toiletries, baby formula, sippy cups, plates, children's utensils, pacifiers and Boost/Ensure products for the elderly. Everything must be new and unopened.
To find out more, visit www.slfda.org or www.rainbowpush.org.