IDA Relief for Small Black Neighborhoods

Hello, my name is Thomjana' Ferguson and I am from Saint Rose, Louisiana. Saint Rose is a small town of St.Charles Parish and has experienced major damage as a result of hurricane Ida. My neighborhood, Preston Hollow, a small black owned community received tremendous damage.

If you're unfamiliar with my community in Saint Rose, here's a brief history. Old Saint Rose was the first black owned town post slavery in its area in 1874.

IDA was the strongest storm to hit Louisiana since 1850s. Almost every home in my subdivision, and 4 streets over has MAJOR structural damage because of the 155mph wind, wind driven rain, and rain damage. St.Rose is currently without power, with limited cell phone service, under a water boil advisory, and may experience more rain (which means more damage to property).

 

I have decided to create a go-fund me specifically for the small towns of SE Louisiana that are predominately black, and do not have a large voice as New Orleans. These small towns received the WORST part of the storm, and have more damage than New Orleans, and have far LESS resources than New Orleans. Most of the home owners are older individuals that may not have access to the various resources provided online, or outside of the town. I don't want my people to be overlooked. These areas include St.Charles Parish, St. John Parish, Terribone Parish, Lafourche Parish, Jefferson Parish, St.James Parish, and more.

 

The money raised will go directly to individuals and families in need in the river parishes + surrounding areas that are predominantly black, and suffered horrendous damage. Money raised will also provide resources such as food, water, ice, sanitary needs, etc.

 

PLEASE share, re-share, send to friends, family, and others.

Any donation helps someone with medicine, relocation expenses, food, gas, lodging, and uninsured loses.
Due to th support, we have created a non profit to further serve the need of our community.
SAINT ROSE COMMUNITY HURRICANE RELIEF FUND 501(C)3

TO PAY DIRECTLY WITH VENMO: @ IDARELIEF
TO PAY DIRECTLY WITH CASHAPP: $STROSECOMMUNITYFUND

If you are in need of assistance please fill out this form, spread the word to anyone else in need.

Assistance Request

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 GoFundMe Guarantee

Only donations on our platform are protected by the GoFundMe Guarantee.

  • Rylan Sekiguchi 
    • $50 
    • 1 d
  • Michaela M Leslie-Rule 
    • $50 
    • 1 d
  • Regina Reichert 
    • $100 
    • 2 d
  • Barbara Gladstone 
    • $100 
    • 6 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 8 d
See all

Fundraising team (3)

Thomjana Ferguson 
Organizer
Raised $14,862 from 71 donations
St. Rose, LA
Marshana Stevenson 
Team member
Raised $58 from 2 donations
Marshay Stevenson 
Team member
Raised $25 from 1 donation
  • #1 fundraising platform

    More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more