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Red Cross Volunteers respond to plane crash in Baker, LA

BATON ROUGE, LA, June 7, 2013 — Volunteers from the Louisiana Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross are offering assistance to the emergency responders at the site of a small plane crash in Baker, LA. The chapter has placed a volunteer shelter team on stand-by if needed for families in neighboring households.

The volunteers are on-scene with the mobile canteen to ensure that first responders have the food and water they need in order to continue with response efforts.

Red Cross will provide services at the scene through at least Saturday.

All disaster services provided by the American Red Cross are made availablefree of charge and are funded through the support of members of the community. Dedicated Red Cross disaster volunteers ensure that neighbors are there to help neighbors during times of great need.

About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or join our blog at