Jena Band of Choctaw Indians suffers from flooding in Louisiana

A Jena Choctaw tribal home is seen inundated with in Zenoria, Louisiana. Photo by Lillie Williamson / Jena Band of Choctaw Indians’ Environmental/Sanitation/Emergency Response Director

The United South and Eastern Tribes are raising funds to help one of their own deal with a natural disaster.

The Jena Band of Choctaw Indians in Louisiana has seen major flooding following massive storms. USET estimates that about 11 households in the community of Zenoria are affected, forcing about 37 people to seek temporary shelter due to extensive damage to their homes.

"Many Tribal Nation roadways remain inundated with water and are closed. Ongoing flooding is primarily due to swollen rivers, creeks, bayous and lakes across the area," USET said on its website. "The high water continues to pose an immediate danger."

USET has established a Tribal Emergency Relief Fund to help the Jena Choctaws in their time of need. Donations can be made online or can be sent via mail to:
United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc.
Attention: TERF - Jena Band of Choctaw Indians
711 Stewarts Ferry Pike, Suite 100
Nashville, TN 37214

Make checks payable to: USET, Inc. and write "TERF-Jena Band of Choctaw Indians" in the memo.

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