Release: American Red Cross Resources, Volunteers Staging 08/29/2008


Volunteers and resources are arriving daily to respond to Gustav. More than 10 Emergency Response
Vehicles (ERVs), 12 53-foot trailers, and many volunteers have already arrived.

  • WHO/WHAT: Red Cross volunteers, Emergency Response Vehicles, trailers staging
  • WHERE: American Red Cross Administrative Disaster Headquarters, Old Wal-Mart Building, Cortana Place, Airline Hwy. in Baton Rouge
  • WHEN: Today, August 29, at 1:30 p.m.

About the American Red Cross: 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 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-REDCROSS 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, DC 20013. Internet users can make a secure online contribution by visiting

The Louisiana Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross serves the following 10 parishes: Ascension, East & West Baton Rouge, East & West Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena and St. James.

Local Resource

Kendall C. Hebert, Louisiana Capital Area Chapter, (225) 291-4533

Louisiana Capital Area Chapter Website


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