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Flood Relief

When floods strike, your donation helps the Red Cross provide shelter, food and comfort to families.

After floodwaters destroyed thousands of homes, the Red Cross continues to support thousands of people beginning to rebuild their lives.

The flooding in Louisiana is likely the worst natural disaster in the United States since 2012’s Superstorm Sandy.

In the face of so much loss, more than 4,400 Red Cross workers—over 90 percent volunteers—have mounted a massive response. And our work continues today.

  • More than 1.1 million meals and snacks served
  • Nearly 698,000 relief items distributed
  • Over 74,000 overnight stays provided
  • Need help now? Find an open shelter or contact your local Red Cross >

    Donate Now to Disaster Relief

    Help people affected by disasters big and small.

    $10.00 is the minimum online donation amount. All donations are tax deductible.

    Floods are among the most frequent and costly natural disasters.

    Your support helps those impacted by flooding in so many ways
    Volunteer talks to family staying in shelter
    Woman drinks water
    Volunteer reads book with boy staying in shelter
    Volunteer helps man in wheelchair
    Volunteer checks heart beat of woman staying in shelter
    Volunteer comforts flood victim
    Flood victims use clean up supplies
    Volunteers assess damage from floods
    Volunteer meets with woman in her flooded home

    Recent Flood Relief Efforts

    Children sit on the porch of their flooded house
    West Virginia Floods - 2016

    In late June devastating floods hit West Virginia, covering a large portion of the state.

    Find out how communities are responding

    Volunteer helps family impacted by flooding in Texas
    Houston & Gulf Coast Floods - 2016

    Over the last year, the American Red Cross has helped tens of thousands of people across Texas impacted by relentless severe weather, flooding and tornadoes in more than 130 counties—many of which were struck multiple times.

    Read about the on-going relief efforts

    Volunteer helps man after flooding in Louisiana
    Louisiana Floods - Spring 2016

    As many as 12,000 people were impacted by the flooding across the state with hundreds of residences either destroyed or receiving major damage.

    Read more about the response in Louisiana

    Volunteers in South Carolina unload relief supplies
    South Carolina Floods - 2015

    In October 2015, unprecedented flooding struck South Carolina. As residents continue to clean up after recent devastating flooding, the American Red Cross is working alongside community partners to provide help and support throughout the affected communities.

    See how South Carolina is recovering

    Donate Now to Disaster Relief

    Help people affected by disasters big and small.

    $10.00 is the minimum online donation amount. All donations are tax deductible.