The Red Cross is proud to be one of the multiple organizations responding to Hurricane Ida.
A teenage girl provides comfort to her baby brother at a Red Cross evacuation shelter in Baton Rouge on Sunday August 29, 2021.
A volunteer stacks crates of comfort kits that were loaded onto trucks and shipped to nearby emergency shelters. Saturday, August 28, 2021
A volunteer speaks with a family at a Red Cross evacuation shelter in Baton Rouge on Sunday August 29, 2021.
A volunteer surveys the destruction left in the wake of Hurricane Ida while walking through a neighborhood in New Sarpy, LA.
It’s been more than a month since the deadly Hurricane Ida devastated communities from Louisiana to the Northeast and people are still out of their homes, dealing with temporary living quarters and losing everything they had.
Damage assessments are finding that thousands of homes from Louisiana to the Northeast were destroyed or left with major damage due to Hurricane Ida.
Based on the damage assessments, the Red Cross is getting emergency financial assistance into the hands of residents whose homes were severely impacted by Ida.
Experts point to climate change as being partially responsible for the rapid strengthening of Ida before landfall, and for the torrential rains and widespread flooding that then devastated portions of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.
From the Gulf Coast to the Northeast, the Red Cross is working tirelessly alongside our partners to help people recover from Hurricane Ida.
Sunday night (10/3/21), some 270 people sought refuge in 7 Red Cross and community shelters and emergency lodgings across Louisiana and New Jersey.
The Red Cross has provided financial assistance to more than 5,900 households — encompassing some 12,400 people — who have experienced loss due to Hurricane Ida.
This financial assistance will allow people to make their own decisions and prioritize what their family needs most to start recovering.
It’s important to remember that responding to disasters is a team effort and no single organization can do it alone — this is particularly true in this current environment.
By the Numbers
So far, the Red Cross has ...
All numbers are cumulative and represent the Red Cross Hurricane Ida response in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas and Virginia from August 26 – October 4, 2021.
Deployed over 3,100 Red Cross disaster workers to support the disaster efforts.
With our partners, we have provided over41,300 overnight shelter stays.
Served over 828,200 meals and snacks with our partners.
Distributed 303,000 relief items.
Made over 26,000 individual care contacts.
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The Red Cross honors donor intent and all donations earmarked for Disaster Relief will be used to help people affected by disasters, big and small. Americans work hard for their money, and we’re committed to being the very best stewards of our donors’ dollar. The Red Cross keeps our expenses low and an average of 90 cents of every dollar the Red Cross spends is invested in delivering care and comfort to those in need.