Hurricane Laura - How the American Red Cross is Helping
Response and Relief Information
August 27, 2020. Lake Charles, Louisiana. American Red Cross volunteer Pam Harris looks at damage caused by Hurricane Laura in Lake Charles, LA on Thursday August 27, 2020. Photo by Scott Dalton/American Red Cross.
The American Red Cross is working tirelessly to help people devastated by Hurricane Laura, and more than 1,800 trained disaster workers have already been mobilized to support relief efforts on the ground or virtually.
The Red Cross has teams of volunteers circulating through accessible areas to assess damage.
Thousands of people are coming to service sites set up by the Red Cross and our partners to get water, food and emergency relief supplies. Those in need of services should visit the Red Cross Louisiana Facebook page for the most current times and locations.
As people are allowed to return back to their local communities after evacuating, the Red Cross will help to ensure they have a safe place to go.
Red Cross workers are also helping to replace prescription medications, eyeglasses and offer emotional support to people whose lives have been turned upside down.
The Red Cross is providing food for the World Central Kitchen, the Salvation Army and the Southern Baptist Convention to prepare and serve.
Thousands of overnight shelter and hotel stays provided with partners.
Over 111,300 meals and snacks served with our partners.
Mobilized more than 1,800 trained disaster workers to support relief efforts on the ground or virtually in Louisiana and Texas.
Our work is only beginning.We know that recovery from a catastrophic storm like this takes time. In the weeks ahead, we will continue to coordinate with community and government partners to assess the damage, address urgent needs and provide support to help survivors rebuild and become more resilient against future crises.
All numbers are cumulative and represent all Red Cross response efforts to Hurricane Laura across AL, AR, FL, KY, LA, PR, TX, WV, VA as of Sept 3, 2020.