NBC NEWS —
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 RedCross.org, or you can make a $10 contribution by texting the word 'redcross' to 90999.