Responding to Hurricane Ida
August 30, 2021:
Yesterday, Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana as a powerful Category 4 hurricane, leaving millions without power. Outages expected to continue for days or even weeks in some areas. The storm has weakened, but is continuing on through Mississippi and neighboring states, leaving high winds, flooding, and more power outages in its path.
Before the storm, we sent an advance shipment of solar lanterns to our partner Convoy of Hope, who are already on the move to bring aid into the hardest hit areas. World Central Kitchen is on the ground in New Orleans serving hot meals to families and emergency responders. Other partners are preparing to respond, when it is safe to do so, and we'll share more updates as they become available.
If you know of a nonprofit or community group that may be responding to Hurricane Ida, we offer discounted rates and in-kind donations for disaster relief and recovery. Interested organizations can apply here: nonprofit.luminaid.com
Sponsor Lights for Disaster Relief
You can get involved by sponsoring light through our Give Light, Get Light program. These sponsored lanterns and phone chargers will be distributed by our charitable partners in response to natural disasters like this one.