The Hurricane Katrina relief effort was unprecedented in its size and scope – the first time a disaster forced the evacuation of an entire metropolitan area, resulting in survivors being dispersed to 31 states and Washington, D.C. More than 245,000 Red Cross disaster workers assisted millions of people with shelter, food, resources to get back on their feet, emotional support and other basic needs.
The American Red Cross response to Hurricane Katrina surpassed any disaster response before it and nothing in the last ten years has reached its magnitude.
The Red Cross:
STORIES BEHIND THE NUMBERS Meet some of the people we helped and hear their stories, compiled on redcross.org
RED CROSS RESPONSE Learn about how help continued after the storm and find resources to be prepared for emergencies in “Hurricane Katrina Led to Largest Ever Red Cross Relief Response. ”