As many of you are aware, Hurricane Gustav has impacted the entire state of Louisiana, which is still recovering from Hurricane Katrina. FEMA has assisted with some basic items such as water and tarps. Red Cross has opened very few shelters and provide only basic necessities. Most hospitals in the Baton Rouge area have been closed due to the extended power outages and failure of generators. Ironically, these patients have been moved to New Orleans hospitals for care. One facility still open and full to capacity is Baton Rouge Woman’s Hospital.
Woman’s Hospital is where I was born and where I delivered both of my children. As of this moment, there are many mamas in need who are in the process of delivering or have their special needs babies being cared for in the NICU. Critical care patients are being evacuated at this time, but the following items(new and unopened only) are desperately needed for other patients:
See Woman’s Hopital’s Official Hurricane Relief page to send these items or to donate money.