The Ruston Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and United Way of Northeast Louisiana have partnered to provide the Tornado Response & Recovery Daily Bulletin.


Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce is also posting updates on their Facebook page in the event: Ruston Tornado Recovery

This information is updated as new information is made available:

Cutting Trees and Debris Removal

Help Seekers can call 211 to report needs for tree and debris removal.

Crisis Cleanup - For residents who need to register a new cleanup site, call UMCOR Early Response Team Coordinator at 318-436-4992 or Email: LaDisasterPastor@gmail.com or General Presbyter for the Presbytery of the Pines at 318-255-6177 or Email: pinesgp@gmail.com 

Debris Disposal

Lincoln parish landfill is open. Residents can bring debris free of charge. Contractors will have to pay. Hours are 8 am to 5 pm. Located at 463 Arkansas Plant Road. Dubach, LA


Locations for tarps, available, Rolling Hills Ministries, Ruston, Monday-Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm

Ruston Church of Christ is serving as a Crisis Relief Center. Anyone affected by the tornado may go by the church for immediate needs. The address is 2300 W Woodard Avenue. The hours, Monday - Thursday, 8am - 12 pm, Due to hours of distribution changing each week give us a call to see if someone will be available to assist.  The phone number is 318-255-0417. 


33 North Storage is offering storage space at a discounted rate for victims of the tornado. The phone number is 318-232-1240. The address is 2138 Farmerville Highway.


EZ-Ryder Kyle Staude   270-791-6796

Mental Health

Family Counseling Center is offering free counseling to those affected by the storm. The phone number is 318-255-5753. The address is 902 DeVille Lane. 

Sandy Allen from Strategic Counseling Solutions is offering free children's play group Sand Tray therapy session for families affected by the tornado. Must call or email Ms. Allen to schedule an appointment. 318-548-9870. sandy@strategiccounselingsolutions.com

Northeast Delta Human Services Authority.
1-800-256-2522.  www.nedeltahsa.org.


Individuals looking to volunteer should contact 211 or go CLICK HERE to register for volunteering.


Butler Family. CLICK HERE to donate.

Tommy and Tees T-Shirts. CLICK HERE to order.

Ruston Proud t-shirts. CLICK HERE to order.



Displaced Businesses

For those businesses needing to relocate due to the storm, please file an application with the City of Ruston's Permits and Inspections Department detailing your relocation, including change of occupancy. An inspector will be out within the day and will help to expedite the process to ensure you can relocate in a timely manner. A plan review site has been set up by the State Fire Marshall at 701 E. Tennessee to help expedite the process of those needing approval from them. Due to the special circumstances, there will be no fee for these permits. If there are any other questions, please call the Permits and Inspections department at 318-251-8640.

Small Business Loans

The City of Ruston and South Central Planning & Development Commission will offer small business loans to business owners affected by the tornado and want to rebuild.  For more information call the Mayor's office or South Central Planning & Development Commission at 1-800-630-3791 or Email: rlsb@scpdc.org

Office Space

Nettech has several shared work areas available. No cost. Starting 8am Friday 4/26/19 and continuing indefinitely. Space is limited. First come, first served.  If interested, please email or call. 866-668-0001. info@nettech.net.

 Demolition or Construction Permits

Before demolition or contruction to a structure, All Contractors must acquire the proper permits through the City of Ruston. For more information call 318-251-8640.





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