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Alabama Red Cross Deploys Disaster Response Team to Louisiana and Mississippi

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala (March 14, 2016) In the wake of massive flooding, American Red Cross disaster workers are on duty in Louisiana and Mississippi, opening shelters for those affected, providing meals and distributing relief supplies where it is safe to do so.

Currently, we have deployed 17 disaster responders who are supporting efforts in Louisiana and Mississippi. This weekend we deployed four emergency response vehicles, two from Mid, one from South and one from Central Alabama.

Red Cross volunteers are supporting people affected by this flooding – and we need your help. The Red Cross depends on the continued support of the public to help people affected by disasters big and small.

·         People can help by donating to Red Cross Disaster Relief to support disasters big and small by visiting, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

             ·         Donations to Disaster Relief will be used to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. 

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or join our blog at