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Isaac Relief Efforts to Continue for Weeks...Red Cross Needs Your Help

The Red Cross is providing help and comfort to people along the Gulf Coast as power outages linger and communities begin the path to recovery.

More than 90 Georgia volunteers with expertise in sheltering, casework, health and mental health services, staffing, bulk distribution of supplies and damage assessment have answered the call to help neighbors in need. Georgia's Red Cross also deployed 7 Emergency Response Vehicles from our state to Louisiana.

Our extensive relief efforts include providing food, shelter, relief supplies and comfort for people, and the Red Cross will be in the area for weeks helping people get back on their feet:

  • Monday night, approximately 830 people stayed in 16 Red Cross or community shelters in Louisiana and Mississippi.
  • As clean-up efforts progress, Red Cross shelters remain available for anyone in need.
  • Hundreds of emergency response vehicles are distributing meals and truckloads of relief supplies in affected neighborhoods.
  • The Red Cross is serving thousands of meals a day in partnership with the Southern Baptist Convention. So far the Red Cross has served more than 267,000 meals and snacks.
  • More than 2,700 trained Red Cross disaster workers are providing emotional support, food, water and supplies like clean up and personal hygiene items, coolers, shovels, rakes, tarps, gloves and masks to people in need.
  • We’ve handed out thousands of relief items and provided thousands of health services and mental health contacts.
  • Red Cross relief services for Isaac could cost tens of millions of dollars. We need the continued support of the public to help those in need. To donate, people can visit, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.