Salvation Army continues to help out flood victims, asks community for donations

Salvation Army continues to help out flood victims, asks community for donations

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Salvation Army continues to accept donations and distribute supplies to flood victims at Cortana Mall.

As of Sunday morning, the Salvation Army has served 10,434 people since opening the doors at its Cortana Mall distribution center on Thursday

Officials with the Salvation Army said its supply distribution center, which is located at 9401 Cortana Place, will continue to be open to the public from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on weekdays.

Those needing help are instructed to go to the old Mervyn's store that is located on the Gate 2 side of the mall. From there, they will fill out applications at tables outside the door where Social Service workers are stationed before volunteers fill the requests while supplies last.

Officials say that those only needing water and cleanup kits can use the drive-through to pick those supplies up.

Salvation Army is also still accepting donations. Officials want to be clear that they are not accepting clothing. However, the community is welcome to drop off any of the following needed items: shampoo, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, diapers, wipes, paper products, new bedding and pillows, rakes, cleaning supplies, pet food, new fans and wheel barrels.

The organization is also looking for volunteers at its distribution center. Anyone who would like to volunteer can go to the Cortana Mall location or email

Officials said Salvation Army Canteens will also continue visiting affected communities as long as needed.

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