The American Red Cross is helping thousands of people in Louisiana after devastating flooding has inundated neighborhoods. This is a complicated disaster and more relief supplies and volunteers are moving into affected areas to support people now.
Preliminary estimates indicate that Red Cross response efforts could cost more than $10 million. This prediction could change as more information becomes available. Local officials are reporting that 10,000 homes have been damaged. Many areas are still inaccessible and more rain is predicted which could lead to additional flooding. The Red Cross urgently needs the public to join in supporting Louisiana by making a financial donation today.
People can donate by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word LAFLOODS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recovery from these disasters.