Photos: Gustav shelter 9.26.08

September 27, 2008

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Hurricane Gustav 9.26.2008

Hurricane Gustav 9.26.2008

Hurricane Gustav 9.26.2008

Hurricane Gustav 9.26.2008


Press Release: American Red Cross Helping in Jefferson Parish

September 20, 2008


Update as of 4 p.m., Sept. 20, 2008 – Cleanup supplies also in Lafitte

[EDITOR’S NOTE: To arrange an interview with Kay Wilkins, chief executive officer of the Southeast Louisiana chapter of the Red Cross, call Michelle Hebert at 504-915-9096.]

Saturday, Sept. 20, the American Red Cross is providing hurricane cleanup supplies for residents who need them in Jefferson Parish. Supplies such as a mop, broom, bucket, gloves and bleach for disinfecting contaminated surfaces are available at the Lafitte Senior Center in Lafitte. These supplies are free, made possible by donations to the Red Cross disaster relief fund.

The Red Cross continues to meet the needs of thousands of individuals and families in southeast Louisiana who are still struggling with the impact of hurricanes Gustav and Ike.

People whose homes have been damaged can call the Red Cross at 1-866-GET-INFO (438-4636) and FEMA at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) for assistance and information updates. Residents are also encouraged to let their friends and family know where they are through the Red Cross Safe and Well website at http://www.redcross.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

SUPPLIES

Saturday, Sept. 20, cleanup supplies are also available at:

* Knights of Columbus, 5396 Shrimpers Row, Dulac
* St. Eloi Church, 1335 Bayou DuLarge, Theriot
* Sacred Heart Church, 1111 Highway 55, Montegut
* St. Joseph Church, 5232 Highway 56, Chauvin
* Holy Rosary Church, 8594 Main St., Houma


Press Release: Baton Rouge, LA 9.20.08

September 20, 2008

[BATON ROUGE], LA, September 20, 2008 — The American Red Cross continues to be on the scene in the aftermath of Hurricanes Gustav and Ike to provide shelter, meals, and emotional support to families forced from their homes.

Individuals and families who have suffered disaster-caused damage can call 1-866-GET-INFO (438-4636) and FEMA at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) for assistance and information updates. Residents are also encouraged to let their friends and family know where they are through the Red Cross Safe and Well website at http://www.redcross.org or by calling 1-800-REDCROSS.

Entire neighborhoods have been destroyed, others very heavily damaged. Red Cross
disaster workers are in the community providing assistance to those affected by the storm
through sheltering, feeding, and distribution of needed items. The Red Cross has served
over 1.2 million meals and more than 1 million snacks to individuals and families impacted
by the disaster.


Press Release: American Red Cross Helping Hurricane Cleanup 9.20.08

September 20, 2008

[EDITOR’S NOTE: To arrange an interview with Kay Wilkins, chief executive officer of the Southeast Louisiana chapter of the Red Cross, call Michelle Hebert at 504-915-9096.]

SUPPLIES
The American Red Cross is delivering hundreds of cleanup kits to central locations in Terrebonne Parish, where residents of hurricane impacted areas are working to make their homes livable again. Supplies include such things as a mop, broom, bucket, gloves and bleach for disinfecting contaminated surfaces. These supplies are free, made possible by donations to the Red Cross disaster relief fund.

Saturday, Sept. 20, supplies are available at:

  • Knights of Columbus, 5396 Shrimpers Row, Dulac
  • St. Eloi Church, 1335 Bayou DuLarge, Theriot
  • Sacred Heart Church, 1111 Highway 55, Montegut
  • St. Joseph Church, 5232 Highway 56, Chauvin
  • Holy Rosary Church, 8594 Main St., Houma

FEEDING
Red Cross emergency feeding efforts are focused on bayou areas where residents need food due to flooding and/or power outages. Red Cross mobile routes and fixed feeding sites will be adjusted daily to meet local needs.

On Saturday, Sept. 20, Red Cross workers will have hot food and snacks at:

  • Lafitte Senior Center, Lafitte (evening only)
  • St. Pius Church, 8151 Barataria Blvd., Crown Point
  • Larose Civic Center, 307 E. 5th St. (Highway 1), Larose
  • First Baptist Church, Highway 1, Golden Meadow
  • Grand Caillou Baptist Church, off Highway 57, toward Dulac
  • Knights of Columbus, Highway 665, Point-Aux-Chenes
  • Montegut Recreation Center, 107 Recreation Drive (Highway 55), Montegut
  • Ward 7 Citizens Club, 5006 Highway 56, Chauvin

Red Cross trucks will also be on the roads in Terrebonne Parish, delivering food to people in heavily-impacted areas along highways 55, 56, 57, 665 and 1.


Photos: Port Allen, LA 9.12.08

September 20, 2008

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Hurricane Gustav, Port Allen, LA  9.12.08


Photos: Denham Springs, LA 9.12.08

September 20, 2008

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Hurricane Gustav, Denham Springs, LA  9.12.08

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Hurricane Gustav, Denham Springs, LA  9.12.08 Hurricane Gustav, Denham Springs, LA  9.12.08


Photos: Baton Rouge, LA 9.9.08

September 20, 2008

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Photos: Baton Rouge, LA 9.9.08

September 20, 2008

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Hurricane Gustav, Baton Rouge, LA  9.8.08

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Photos: Baton Rouge 9.8.08

September 20, 2008

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Hurricane Ike, Baton Rouge, LA  9.8.08

Hurricane Ike, Baton Rouge, LA  9.8.08


Press Release: Help the Red Cross Help Hurricane Victims

September 20, 2008

Volunteers urgently needed in Louisiana

ST. ROSE, LA., Sept. 19, 2008 – The American Red Cross needs volunteers immediately to help continue to shelter and feed people displaced by hurricanes Gustav and Ike in southeast Louisiana.

“We have been sheltering, feeding and comforting thousands of people in southeast Louisiana since before Hurricane Gustav plowed into the state nearly three weeks ago,” said Kay Wilkins, chief executive officer of the Southeast Louisiana chapter of the Red Cross, which is providing hurricane relief in 12 parishes in southeastern Louisiana. “We’re committed to serving people who still need us – especially those from areas where the power isn’t expected to be restored until well into next month.

“Many of our disaster volunteers have to turn their attention to their own homes and their jobs, so we need people to step forward to help us continue this relief effort,” Wilkins said.

Volunteers are needed to staff public shelters and to help deliver meals and bulk supplies to areas where residents are just returning to their devastated homes.

The Red Cross trains volunteers and teams them with experienced disaster responders. In addition to a health survey, volunteers age 18 and older must complete a background check that screens for criminal acts or behavior, to protect both Red Crossers and clients.

To join the Red Cross hurricane relief effort, call the Southeast Louisiana chapter’s local volunteer information hotline at 1-800-719-9017.

All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. You can help the victims of thousands of disasters across the country each year, disasters like the Hurricanes of 2008, by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, which enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to victims of disaster. The American Red Cross honors donor intent. If you wish to designate your donation to a specific disaster please do so at the time of your donation. Call 1-800-RED CROSS or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish). Contributions to the Disaster Relief Fund may be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC20013. Internet users can make a secure online contribution by visiting http://www.redcross.org.


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