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[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).
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
[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.