hurricane harvey response

Riverside Baptist has been working to assist our neighbors in Texas that have been impacted by the widespread flooding associated with Hurricane Harvey. Below you will find information on supplies and resources that are needed, drop-off locations, opportunities to serve, and a secure link to donate funds to aid those affected. Please contact the church office at 225-664-1278 for more information.


Be in prayer for those affected by the storm for strength and restoration! Pray for all the churches and organizations who are assisting in the impacted communities.


You can make a financial donation via PayPal by using the "Donate" button below. A PayPal account is not required to make a donation, and monies collected will go toward restoration efforts.


We are now assembling the following supplies. (No clothes at this time please)

  • Blankets
  • Basic toiletries/hygiene products
  • Water
  • Box fans
  • Pillows
  • Air mattresses
  • Toilet paper
  • Diapers
  • Basic medical supplies
  • Styrofoam cups
  • Napkins
  • Snack food
  • Gatorade, Powerade, etc.
  • Paper towels
  • Plastic forks, spoons and knives
  • Medium duty type gloves
  • Band-Aids and Neosporin
  • Paper plates
  • Apples, oranges, bananas
  • Laundry detergent
  • Hand wipes
  • Bug spray and sunscreen
  • Ziplock bags
  • Paper bags
  • Hand soap
  • Walmart gift cards

Cleanup items, tools, etc.

  • Bleach
  • Gloves

  • Mops and buckets

  • Cleaning supplies/brushes/sponges

  • Large trash bags (commercial)

  • Masks

  • Packing supplies (boxes, tape, plastic totes, bubble wrap, paper, markers)

  • Sheetrock knives

  • Chalk lines

  • Flat bars

  • Hammers


Watson location - MAIN DROP OFF LOCATION
Riverside Baptist Church
36890 LA Highway 16
Denham Springs, LA 70726

(Call for available drop off dates and times)

225-664-1278 office

Baker location
Friendship Baptist Church
10011 Comite Drive
Baker, LA 70714
(Call for available drop off dates and times)
Contact Rusty Reed, 225-305-0125, or Madison Banta, 225-368-7377

Baton Rouge location
Lorie Bergeron
945 East Riveroaks Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70815
Cell: 225-572-0137


Please contact the church office for updates regarding current and future volunteer opportunities.

flood relief

In August of 2016, our community experienced historic rainfall and flooding that directly impacted many local homes and businesses. Many displaced residents found themselves in need of assistance to restore their flood damaged homes, and over the weeks and months that have passed God’s people have responded. Riverside Baptist Church has played an active role in helping our neighbors get back on their feet and back into their homes, and continues working to restore houses throughout the area. Below is a short video provided by a homeowner that we were blessed to have the opportunity to help.