Tornado Relief Resources & How You Can Help
Parents – if you and your family have been affected by the tornado please notify your school’s front office. Einstein’s staff will be available to provide support for your needs. Contact information available here.
Tornado Recovery Information – from the City of New Orleans
For latest updates follow nola.gov.
The FEMA Disaster Recovery Center is located at the East New Orleans Public Library, 5641 Read Blvd. Hours are 8am-6pm Monday through Saturday, and 10am to 4pm on Sunday. You can register online, go to DisasterAssistance.gov.
Also at the library, case management services will be offered from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., from the following agencies
– Louisiana Spirits: Mental health counseling/community resource referrals
– Catholic Charities: Case management and needs assessment
– Total Community Action: Assessments to determine eligibility for assistance
– Metropolitan Human Services District: Assistance for addiction, alcohol, gambling and mental health
– Veterans Affairs: Providing short-term and long-term assistance for veterans
– Disabled American Veterans: Providing referral and assistance
The following partners are offering additional services:
– Airbnb – Offering urgent accommodations. All service fees are waived for those affected by the disaster and checking in between February 7, 2017 andFebruary 19, 2017. Visit https://www.airbnb.com/disaster/nola
Survivors who have any suspicion of fraud or scams should immediately call the FEMA Disaster Fraud Hotline at 866-720-5721 or TTY 844-889-4357. Complaints also may be made by contacting a local law enforcement agency or by calling the Louisiana Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Hotline at 800-351-4889.