ST. TAMMANY PARISH, LA (WVUE) - St. Tammany Parish already has two dozen deputies in flood affected areas on the west side of the parish. Now parish officials pool resources to help more victims.
Only about 78 homes flooded in St. Tammany, far fewer than the thousands affected in Tangipahoa, Livingston and the Baton Rouge area.
St. Tammany announced Wednesday afternoon that they will form an organization called STP Cares.
A new website will coordinate food clothing and housing assistance.
"Our mission will be to help our parish residence and those in neighboring parishes," said St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister. "We will pool all our resources to provide help and they can be assured it will be legitimate."
The organization will be headed up by former Parish President and state Homeland Security Chief Kevin Davis.
The effort begins Friday at schools and offices across the parish. Residents will be asked to wear blue jeans and donate a dollar.
Click here for more information on the organization.