Helping Our Heroes Under the Headset
(New Orleans 9-1-1 & 3-1-1 Dispatchers and Call Takers)
During the Hurricane Ida Recovery
Donating funds and supplies for our first first responders
at the Orleans Parish Communication District (OPCD)
As South Louisiana continues to battle through the destruction left in Hurricane Ida’s wake, the Orleans Parish Communication District has been contacted by a wide variety of individuals and organizations looking for ways to help our Heroes Under the Headset.
We at OPCD are eternally grateful for the generosity being displayed by these kind donors who understand that, while the emergency communications specialists of New Orleans are proudly working around the clock to help those in need when help is needed most, they are also residents of our great city: mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, sisters and brothers, many with damaged homes and property, without electricity and fuel, and in need of basic supplies.
With this understanding in mind, OPCD would like to provide a clear-cut way for donors to offer support to our Heroes by supplying information on how to most efficiently donate funds and supplies to OPCD staff, along with a list of their most urgent, basic supply needs at this time.
OPCD thanks each and every one of you for your aid during this challenging time in our history, and we look forward to doing the work necessary, alongside you, to help our city get back on its feet again.
Any funds donated to our heroes will be put towards services designed to enhance the living situation of OPCD staff during recovery from Hurricane Ida, including laundry services, shower services, food, water, fuel, supplies and more.
Donate Funds with a Credit Card:
- Visit www.nopjf.org/donate/
- Under “Fund*” select “OPCD 911 and 311”
- Complete the form and follow instructions for donation of funds
Donate Funds with a Check:
- Write a check for the donation amount you choose to the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation (write OPCD 911 and 311 in the Memo/For section of the check)
- Mail the check to:
- OPCD 911 and 311
141 Robert E. Lee Blvd., #210
New Orleans, LA 70124
- OPCD 911 and 311
All supplies donated to our heroes will be provided directly to OPCD staff in order to enhance their living situation during the recovery from Hurricane Ida.
To donate supplies, please email OPCD Director of Communications & Government Affairs, Marcus Creel, at [email protected] with what supplies you would like to donate and when. Our team at OPCD will then coordinate with you to make arrangements.
List of Supply Needs
This list of supplies is not all-encompassing. If there are other supplies that you believe would be beneficial to OPCD staff, we would be grateful to accept them.
- Bug Spray
- Batteries (AA, AAA, and D are most common)
- Battery Operated Fans
- Deodorant (Men’s and Women’s)
- Toilet Paper
- Feminine Products
- Towels and Hand Towels
- Cleaning wipes
- Floor Cleaner
- All Purpose Cleaner
- Dish Soap
- Laundry Detergent