Red Cross helps Irene victims

Red Cross helps Irene victims
Monday, August 29, 2011 - 5:16pm

Overall, more than 27,000 people spent the night in Red Cross shelters Saturday.

The group expects to help thousands of storm victims in more than a dozen states for the next several weeks, which takes thousands of disaster workers. Ten current volunteers helping victims of Irene are from the Baton Rouge area.

To become a Red Cross volunteer, or make a donation to the disaster relief fund, go to, or you can make a $10 contribution by texting the word 'redcross' to 90999.

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