With the catastrophic impact of Hurricane Ida, many LSU students and communities have been without power, food and even a place to call home.
Student organizations around campus have rallied together to help many of these communities and fellow students that have been affected.
This past weekend, Student Government Director of Community Relations Jayda Jeffrey helped organize volunteer efforts at the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.
“We went and packed a couple hundred thousand pounds of food almost every single day to help them get ready for food distributions on the River Parishes,” Jeffrey said.
Many organizations are also hosting supply drives in hopes of helping out the Louisiana River Parishes.
Amari Linzer, president of the You Got Served community outreach organization, says YSG will be hosting a relief drive at Winn Dixie and Rouses Market through September.
Many organizations are wanting people to donate canned goods, flashlights, batteries, cleaning supplies, hygiene products, and many more.
Student organizations like the Agriculture Student Association feel that it is important that students know they are not alone during these unforeseen circumstances, according to president Kayla Benton.
“We wanted to be the organization that lets students know that we care for their well-being at LSU and help out as much as we can," Benton said. "We are doing the drive to let students know that we care about them beyond academic life”
You Got Served, the Agriculture Student Association, and Student Government have many Hurricane Ida relief volunteer events planned for the future and hope the LSU community will help their fellow tigers in need.