August 23, 2016   
RYSE organizes support for Louisiana flood victims
Please consider contributing money or supplies for those in need
In recent weeks, sustained rains in Louisiana triggered widespread flooding, devastating communities by stranding thousands of residents and destroying homes and businesses. 

Although this tragedy is in another part of our country, we empathize with their loss and share a readiness to help. Many residents of West County have roots in the region and families who still live there. 

You can donate or drop off supplies at the RYSE Youth Center to support the flooded communities in  Louisiana. RYSE will accept donations  from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day until this Thursday. 

If you can,  please consider a monetary or supply donation.  

For monetary donations,  which is most needed, a trusted site is Bethany Church

You can donate as an organization or

Supplies most urgently needed are toiletries such as the following:

* Toothbrushes
* Toothpaste
* Soap
* Deodorant
* Razors
* Shampoo
* Conditioner
* Towels
* Pads
* Tampons
* Diapers

For more information, contact Brian Villa at or
Kanwarpal Dhaliwal at
John Gioia
Supervisor, District One 
Contra Costa County 
11780 San Pablo Avenue, Suite D 
El Cerrito, CA  94530 
510-231-8686 Phone