Jewel J. Newman Commuity Center Opens Disaster Resource Center for Flood Victims

A disaster resource center will open Friday, August 26, at the Jewel J. Newman Community Center to help East Baton Rouge Parish flood survivors. The center is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday until further notice.

The disaster resource center is located at the following address:

Jewel J. Newman Community Center
2013 Central Road
Baton Rouge, LA  70807

“While there are many agencies who will be assisting with those affected by the floodwaters, we aim to reach those that are unsheltered-displaced, staying in hotels, and at-home recovery,” said Metro Councilwoman Chauna Banks.

Donations will be accepted during business hours of 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday in Building B. Needed items continue to include pillows, blankets, bottled water, underwear for adults and children, cleaning supplies, baby formula and food, masks, nonperishable food items, buckets, mops, rubber gloves, toilet paper, diapers, soap, shampoo, socks for adults and children, feminine hygiene products, deodorant, boxes or containers, and school supplies.

Assistance is also available for flood survivors to apply online in Building A for FEMA, DSNAP, Medicaid, and voter registration.

Baton Rouge Primary Care Collaborative, Inc., also located at the Jewel J. Newman Community Center, will provide medical care to flood survivors during normal weekday hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Flood survivors that are unable to contact their regular physicians or lack transportation can be seen at the medical clinic.   Dr. Stacie Bland, Executive Director of Baton Rouge Primary Care Collaborative, Inc. stated, “We will assist flood survivors on a temporary basis or if they are in need of home site medical care.”

Volunteer groups are needed and should schedule their availability by calling (225) 775-3935 or (225) 389-8331.

Chauna Banks

East Baton Rouge/City of Baton Rouge

District 2 Metropolitan Council