In the southeastern Louisiana bayou parishes of Lafourche and Terrebonne, BISCO builds the voice and power of local residents to address the most pressing issues facing their communities. The disasters of the last five years — Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in
2005, Hurricanes Gustav and Ike in 2008, and the BP Oil Drilling Disaster this year — have severely impacted our two parishes. The fallout from these disasters may seem local, but are important regionally and nationally.
Here in the bayou, the two most urgent problems we face are:
1. coastal land loss and climate change adaptations, and
2. emergency preparedness, response, and recovery.
To address these issues, BISCO has developed a new model of community organizing to address immediate needs in emergency situations while building community capacity to push for systemic changes necessary for protection and recovery.
The biggest obstacle we face is always financial support. In these economic times, it is difficult for any nonprofit to get funding, but system-changing nonprofits like BISCO find it especially challenging.
Please consider donating to BISCO. Your financial contribution is essential to the continuation of our advocacy to make the Gulf Coast whole.
Two ways to donate
Our Generous Donors
- Brian Grossman
- Daniel Macgowan
- Barbara in Portland
- Monika G.
- One anoymous donor