Action St. Louis and United Congregations of Metro East

Camille Hogan

The greater St. Louis region experienced historic flooding in late July, with the most devastating impact located in predominantly Black communities.

Action St. Louis has led an effort (in partnership with Arch City Defenders, Faith for Justice, and Black Men Build) to launch a rapid response infrastructure including wellness check-ins, direct assistance, and an advocacy campaign demanding additional support to those who were impacted. They have raised more than $230,000 for these efforts, supporting hundreds of families in North St. Louis County’s affordable housing footprint.

United Congregations of Metro East has raised $24,000 for flood relief efforts in East St. Louis and Centreville in St. Clair County, IL. They have continued to work with local officials to get an increased federal response for those impacted. Funds have been used to purchase $100 gift cards to distribute to impacted families in the metro east along with donated clothing, food, and cleaning supplies.

Deaconess Foundation contributed $20,000 to each of these organizations for flood relief efforts. Several residents remain displaced with limited access to resources or continue to await reimbursement and support. Support these efforts by donating to United Congregations of Metro East and Action St. Louis (or request support).