Red Cross asking for your help after recent LA flooding

(WSPA) – The Red Cross will be helping Louisiana after the recent flooding disaster, and are asking for your help, too.

The Red Cross estimates that the relief effort could cost at least $30 million.

They say there are still about 3,000 people in shelters, and local officials are estimating that more than 110,000 homes have been damaged.

You can donate to the Red Cross by clicking here, 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.

So far, the Red Cross has received approximately $7.8 million in donations.

Louise Welch Williams, regional CEO for the American Red Cross in South Carolina, saw the devastation first hand this past week. “I met many families who have lost everything; they have no homes to return to when the floodwaters do recede. We are helping thousands of people like this. However, not nearly enough donations are coming in to cover the cost, so we are sounding the alarm, urging people in this country to remember the folks in Louisiana and make a donation today.”

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