11 special deals for Hurricane Ida evacuees + how Birmingham can help

So many companies have come together to create deals.
So many companies have come together to create deals. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

With widespread damage from Hurricane Ida and unsafe living conditions throughout the Gulf, families are being displaced. As a result, evacuees are fleeing to places like Birmingham for the foreseeable future.

As the Birmingham community we all know and love, businesses have come together like no other to show our support through southern hospitality. Keep reading to find Birmingham’s best deals for hurricane evacuees + ways you can help through the purchases you make at some of Birmingham’s local businesses.

Deals for Hurricane Ida Evacuees

True40 is offering great deals for Hurricane Ida evacuees.
True40 is offering great deals for Hurricane Ida evacuees. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

A little help from a local business goes a long way. Luckily, these local businesses have jumped in to lend a helping hand to Hurricane Ida evacuees.

Food + Drink

  1. Big Bad Breakfast- 20% off meal (alcohol not included) now through September 7.

2. East 59 Café- Free box lunch per person

3. Tropicaleo- One free Tropibowl Wednesday, Sept. 1 or Thursday, Sept. 2 to any evacuees 

4. Homewood Bagel- Free coffee, soft drinks and tea for all evacuees

5. Blue Root Co.- 25% off

Health + fitness

1. Ignite Cycle- Complimentary 5 ride series

To get these free rides, head to the link in Ignite Cycle’s Instagram bio, create an account and upload a copy of your driver’s license.

2. True40 Downtown Bham- Three free classes

Evacuees can email their driver’s license to downtownbham@true40studio.com to get set up.

3. Battle Republic- Free classes


  1. Sozo Trading Co. 50% off one thrift item with referral

2. Stone Hollow Farmstead- 10 families added to their CSA list for the next 4 weeks

3. Boulo- Help any evacuees find project and temporary job opportunities

If you know of anybody who is in need of immediate assistance, call United Way of Central Alabama’s 2-1-1 service.

Ways to get involved

Come join Neon Moon at their Hurricane Ida fundraiser September 1.
Come join Neon Moon at their Hurricane Ida fundraiser September 1. Photo via Ryan O’Connor

Along with the heroic efforts of United Way and The Red Cross, businesses all across the Gulf have stepped up in the last few days to create ways for people in Birmingham to get involved with Hurricane Ida efforts.

Want to get involved? Here are businesses you can support that are truly making a difference.

Blue Root Co.

As a local company, Blue Root is raising money and donating to the Red Cross in wake of Hurricane Ida. They are also giving you 10% off of your purchase when you show proof of recent donation to The Red Cross. How cool is this?

Neon Moon

Come join Chad Fisher and the New Orleans All Stars and Neon Moon September 1 for a fundraiser for Hurricane Ida relief efforts. This benefit concert has a 10 dollar suggested donation and drink specials where 100% of proceeds benefit local New Orleans charities. Mark Schettler, a bartender and service industry advocate in New Orleans, will be there to bartend. If you can’t make it, a donation box will be inside Neon Moon during business hours. You don’t want to miss this.

Regions Bank + Regions Foundation

Regions Bank and Regions Foundation, a nonprofit initiative, just announced $250,000 in grant funding for organizations providing disaster relief to areas in Louisiana after Hurricane Ida. Organization involved include The Red Cross, United Way and The Salvation Army. For more information about disaster assistance and support, visit their website here.

Take Paws Rescue

So many animals have become displaced in the storm and local shelters are over capacity. Take Paws Rescue is looking for pet lovers and transports area wide to rescue animals and provide loving homes. Interested? Head to their Instagram to learn more.

Cajun Navy Relief

Starting in 2016 after the Louisiana Flood, this group of previous strangers banded together to make a difference. Together, they have raised over $164,000 in the past two days for Hurricane Ida relief. Find out how you can donate or send supplies here.

Know of other sources of aid for Hurricane Ida evacuees? Let us know on our Instagram here.

Olivia Moses
Olivia Moses
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