Atheists Are Raising Funds to Help Flood Victims in Louisiana. Please Consider Chipping In!

You may have heard that Louisiana is suffering from massive flooding. 40,000 homes have been damaged. 8,000 people are in emergency shelters. Nearly a dozen people have died.

And it’s not over yet.

Foundation Beyond Belief is now calling on atheists to chip in to help the victims of this natural disaster:

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Floodwaters are receding only to reveal a harrowing path to recovery. Many displaced people are without the protections of flood insurance because areas with no history of flooding were affected. Major response and recovery organizations are deploying, but they are stretched thin and need our support. Foundation Beyond Belief is launching a drive to aid the people affected by this event. We will be vetting, selecting, and announcing a beneficiary within the next 72 hours.

The eventual beneficiary will be provided secular relief — no money will be wasted trying to sell Jesus to people who need food, water, and shelter instead. (As usual, FBB is raising money first and selecting the recipient second. This gives them a couple of days to make sure the group(s) they select will make the best use of the donations.)

FBB is also raising money to send a Humanist Disaster Recovery Team to the region.

I’ve worked with this organization for several years. I can tell you the donations are handled properly; they go to the right places and the beneficiaries are thoroughly vetted. Please considering making a donation. God isn’t going to fix this situation, but your contributions really do make a difference.

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About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.