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August 23, 2016

Red Cross Estimates Louisiana Flood Relief’s Cost at $30 Million

As residents try to recover from this month’s floods in northern Louisiana, the American Red Cross estimates its relief work to provide feed, shelter, and comfort to thousands of people affected by the disaster will cost at least $30 million. ARC calls it the worst U.S. disaster since “Superstorm” Sandy and reports the relief costs may grow as information about the scope and magnitude of the devastation comes in.

The Red Cross is asking the public to donate money to assist by visiting, calling 1-800-RED CROSS, or texting the word LAFLOODS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. “Our volunteers are tirelessly working around the clock to help thousands of people in Louisiana,” said Brad Kieserman, vice president of Disaster Services Operations and Logistics for the Red Cross, on Aug. 19.

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