Crews are still cleaning the streets of Rayne after Saturday's tornado. Hundreds of volunteers have been working to make progress, but residents say there is still much more work to be done. Erica Hulin lost her home in the 135 mile per hour tornado. She said it's the most terrifying... more »
The Baton Rouge chapter of the American Red Cross is taking in all monetary donations for Saturday's tornado victims. The red cross stresses financial donations are the best option because that allows red cross to put the money exactly where it is most needed.
The red cross is taking... more »
New developments in that Carencro apartment fire that left ten families homeless. Tonight, one of the families is talking with KATC'S Mike Magnoli about a lack of help from the red cross. ... "Other people told us go to the Red Cross, but we're getting the runaround." Shallen Skinner and... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 27-year-old Hammond woman has pleaded guilty in federal court to defrauding the American Red Cross. Keyona Dalton pleaded guilty to making fraudulent applications for financial assistance during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. According to court documents, the Red Cross made disaster assistance money of up... more »
Chile's earthquake brings a new challenge to the table at the American Red Cross.
The current death toll is more than 700 and the number of homes destroyed more than half a million, but nonetheless American donations have been minimal.
Chile's devastation seems to be hidden behind Haiti.... more »
" Monetary donations are preferred to commodity contributions.
" Anyone wishing to donate or provide assistance in Haiti following the devastating earthquake that struck near Port au Prince on Jan 12, 2010, is asked to contact the Center for International Disaster Information at www.cidi.org or call 703-276-1914.
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The International Committee of the Red Cross has launched a Web site to help Haitians find loved ones missing in the devastating earthquake that hit the capital Port-au-Prince.
The Red Cross says it hopes the dedicated site will help restore contact between separated family members.
The site can... more »
The American Red Cross has collected more than $10 million so far, but they still need aid, and locals are lending a helping hand.
The Haitians' devastation is felt here in Acadiana. Locals, like Clifton Sias, are helping them through this disaster.
"I decided to donate because this... more »