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Monroe is still holding several hundred evacuees from Hurricane Ida in two community centers. Most are from the Terrebonne Parish region, so they are far from home and it may be a while still before they can return.


All evacuees are now located at the two Monroe Recreation Centers (Henrietta Johnson Recreation Center and Lillie Marbles Recreation Center). 


Medical personnel on site has provided two primary needs at this time.

  1. Volunteers to pick up prescriptions from CVS and Walgreens at 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday  (See Schedule and instructions Below )

   2.  Medical Supplies to be dropped off at the United Way Office at 1201 Hutson Avenue, Monroe, LA

  • Assumption that hand sanitizer, masks, anti-Covid items continue to be readily available

  • Over-the-counter medications (acetaminophen, ibuprofen, naproxen, antacids, laxatives, etc.)

  • Wound care supplies

  • Ostomy supplies

  • Catheters

  • Triple-antibiotic cream (lots of this as potential for bed sores is high due to sleeping arrangements)

  • Bandages (gauze, band-aids, wraps, ace bandages, etc.)

  • Unscented Epsom salt (for soaking or to consume for constipation)

  • Bonus (and counts as hygiene products) - unscented lotion (for hands and feet) and hair conditioner (since many of our guests are African-American, moisturizing and sealing are important physically, and goes a long way emotionally as well)



Volunteers for Prescription Pick Up

Share the attached schedule with your team: 


Volunteers should select convenient day to pick up prescriptions.  Provide that contact to Terri Mitchell ( or Shae Cheatham  ( for the schedule to be shared weekly.  Directions on how process should work are included on the schedule.


Medical Supplies:

All supplies should be dropped off at the United Way, 1201 Hudson Ave., Monroe, LA. Please provide your facility name and reference NELA Healthcare Alliance when dropping off.

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