Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Local Red Cross Volunteers Provide Support to Thousands of People Following Louisiana Floods

One month ago, devastating floodwaters covered parts of Louisiana, affecting an estimated 120,000 homes, leaving thousands of people with little or nothing. The American Red Cross responded immediately to provide shelter and comfort – and we are still there, making sure people have what they need and helping them plan their next steps.

More than 4,000 American Red Cross workers—over 150 from Tennessee— have worked tirelessly to help people in Louisiana following devastating floods there in August. So far, the Red Cross and community partners have:

Supported 72 Shelters with more than 73,000 overnight stays
Served more than 1,050,000 meals and snacks
Distributed more than 682,000 relief items
Provided more than 35,000 health services and emotional support contacts

In addition to still providing shelter, food and relief supplies, the Red Cross is also helping residents get on the path to recovery by connecting them to the critical services and resources they need through casework, as well as providing financial assistance for those who qualify.

Thank you to the dozens of Tennessee volunteers who have supported the relief efforts and continue to serve Louisiana!  You have truly made a difference!

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