COURTESY PUERTO RICO NATIONAL GUARD
Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria.
The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP)
is organizing a donation drive to help the people of Puerto Rico, who are just starting to recover from Hurricane Maria, a Category 4 storm that flooded the island and knocked out primary infrastructure.
The only donations being accepted are diapers, non-perishable baby formula, baby wipes, baby bottles and nipples and feminine hygiene products. In Orleans, donations can be made at 2218 Elysian Fields Ave.; 5403 Read Blvd.; and 2000 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. In Jefferson, donations can be made at 920 David Drive in Metairie and 5001 Westbank Expressway in Marrero. There are dropoff locations in every parish; a complete list of collection sites can be found here
The Louisiana Army National Guard will gather items and transport them to Puerto Rico. The drive runs through Oct. 11, and may be extended.