Natchitoches community rallies support for Hurricane Victims

Flood Relief Efforts 2017

The reality of Hurricane Harvey has proven to be far more devastating than predicted. Rising floodwaters have taken over large parts of Houston, turning streets into rivers that can only be crossed by boat. Meanwhile, many residents of the nation’s fourth-largest city are left stranded. They have nowhere to turn, but the roofs of their homes, waiting for overstretched emergency crews to lend a hand.

As catastrophic flooding continues to devastate Houston and other areas of southern Texas, many individuals have been left with no fresh water. The Baseball Team at ST. Mary’s Catholic School is asking for community help to collecting cases of bottled water for the flood victims affected by Hurricane Harvey.

The school is currently working to partner with a local Catholic church in the Houston area to find a specific drop-off location. Water donations will be collected through Friday, Sept. 1. There will be a designated drop-off area under the front porch of the school, and a group plans to leave for Houston this weekend to deliver fresh water to the victims.

Natchitoches Young Professional member Meagan Cobb will travel to the Livingston/ Houston area on Thursday morning, Aug. 31, to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Donations (food, waters, emergency supplies, etc.) can be dropped off at the Sabine State Bank on Hwy. 1 Bypass. For more information or ways you can help contact Meagan at