Helping New Orleans East Recover

 New Orleans—Time is of the essence when it comes to disaster recovery, and the New Orleans District B Council Office, Broadmoor Improvement Association and VAYLA are collecting needed items in Broadmoor, transporting the supplies to VAYLA’s headquarters, where those who need supplies can pick them up.

LaToya has been meeting with those temporarily housed at the Joe W. Brown Recreation Center.

“We all have been affected by disasters, and we know that it’s critical to get supplies delivered to people as soon as possible,” LaToya says. “My first question is always, ‘What do you need,’ and people have quickly responded. I know that people want to help so here’s an opportunity.”

For those that want to donate, but are unable to drop goods, you can make a monetary donation to rebuilding and construction needs through VAYLA’s go fund me site.

Here is a list of needed items for dropping off:


  • Clean clothes
  • Shoes
  • Socks
  • Children’s clothes
  • Baby clothes
  • Diapers
  • New toiletries
  • Linens/towels
  • New underwear
  • Cleaning supplies & detergent
  • Flashlights
  • Durable cleanup gloves
  • Contractor trash bags
  • Plastic tarps
  • Nonperishable bulk food (no power friendly)
  • Feminine hygiene products


  • Food
  • Pet shampoo

 Drop Off Site: Broadmoor Arts & Wellness Center, 3900 General Taylor St. (504-249-5130)

Hours for dropping off items:

Wednesday-Friday: 9am-9pm

Saturday: 9am-6pm. (Please drop off items only during open hours).

 Supplies will be delivered to VAYLA, 13235 Chef Menteur Hwy (504-253-6000), and made available for distribution.