Tornado Relief

Please send all inquiries about tornado relief efforts to

Check this page frequently for updates.

Requests For Assistance

If you’re in need of assistance or you’re looking for ways to help, please contact the St. James Parish Department of Human Resources at (225) 562-2344.

Volunteer Opportunities

St. James Parish Government would like to thank all of the volunteers who have assisted so far in the recovery process. The outstanding effort made by the volunteers has produced tremendous results.

In order to effectively coordinate volunteer activities, individuals and groups should first call the Department of Human Resources at (225) 562-2344. The volunteer’s skills and services will be matched with a resident in need of assistance.

Financial Assistance

Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Louisiana businesses and residents affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and straight-line winds that occurred Feb. 23-24 through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

The SBA St. James Parish Disaster Loan Outreach Center is located inside the Romeville Senior Center at 8188 Romeville St. in Convent. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon on Friday. No appointment is necessary.

SBA representatives will be on hand to answer questions about SBA’s disaster loan program, explain the application process and help each individual complete their application.


Parish President Timmy Roussel is appealing to the community to support the residents affected by the severe weather on Feb. 23.

An account has been opened at Louisiana Federal Credit Union (Account# 126332) to accept donations. Checks may be made payable to "St. James Parish Tornado Relief Fund." For a list of Louisiana Federal Credit Union locations and hours, please visit

In addition, you can also bring donations to the St. James Parish President's office on the 2nd floor of the Convent Courthouse from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Tree Limb & Debris Pick-Up

To have tree limbs and/or debris picked up from your address, please call (225) 562-2286 or (225) 562-2415 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. All tree limbs and debris must be placed at the end of the property near the street for collection.

Last Updated:  5/6/16 8:28 AM



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