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  • Red Cross staffer freed in Afghanistan weeks after abduction

    January 15, 2017 1:13 PM

    BERLIN - The International Committee of the Red Cross says a staff member who was abducted in northern Afghanistan last month has been released. The ICRC's head of delegation in Afghanistan, Monica Zanarelli, said Sunday that the man is "safe and sound" and is now with its team in Kunduz.... more »
  • Red Cross calls UK hospital crowding a "humanitarian crisis"

    January 7, 2017 9:00 AM

    LONDON - The British Red Cross says overcrowding in hospital emergency rooms has become a "humanitarian crisis." The charity says it has dispatched volunteers to help patients go home and free up hospital beds. It claims cuts to social-care funding by the Conservative government mean some patients can't be discharged... more »
  • Red Cross shelter at Celtic Studios closes Wednesday Play Video

    October 5, 2016 6:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The last Red Cross shelter at Celtic Studios for residents impacted by the August flood closed on Wednesday. More than 300 people hit by the flood stayed in the shelter and called the studio home for several weeks. "These folks here in the Celtic Center... more »
  • State meets with Red Cross over disaster response Monday

    October 3, 2016 3:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the governor's office met with the Red Cross to discuss issues following the agency's response to the August flood. Marketa Garner Walters, the Secretary of the Department of Children and Family Services, was among those who attended the meeting. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards... more »
  • Red Cross shelter in Baker to close by Friday

    September 28, 2016 10:03 AM

    BAKER - The Red Cross-run shelter in the Baker Municipal Building Road will be closing at noon on Friday. About 30 people are living in the shelter, down from 200 a few weeks ago. Mayor Darnelle Waites told Tuesday's City Council meeting city officials are working with the Red Cross... more »
  • Mexican Red Cross travels to Baton Rouge to join American Red Cross in flood recovery

    September 24, 2016 1:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Members of the Mexican Red Cross, Cruz Roja Mexicana, are joining the American Red Cross in Baton Rouge this week to help Latino families that have suffered from the flood. The ten volunteers from Cruz Roja Mexicana are set to visit communities around Baton Rouge next week.... more »
  • Red Cross to transition residents out of River Center shelter on Thursday

    September 13, 2016 11:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE – The Red Cross shelter at the Baton Rouge River Center is set to transition displaced residents out of its location on Thursday. According to Red Cross officials, the shelter will begin transitioning displaced residents throughout the week to permanent or temporary housing until Thursday. The residents... more »
  • Lamar Dixon, River Center shelters to close next week

    September 10, 2016 5:55 PM

    GONZALES – A spokesperson for the Red Cross confirmed that both the Baton Rouge River Center and Lamar Dixon Expo Center shelters will be closed next week. A spokesperson for the Red Cross said the Lamar Dixon shelter will close Tuesday, Sept. 13 and the River Center shelter will... more »
  • Terminix donates thousands of mosquito repellent to Red Cross for flood-impacted residents Play Video

    August 30, 2016 8:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE – With flood water gone and restoration underway, a new threat is emergency for residents with shallow pools of water left behind – mosquitoes. Terminix Pest Control employees will begin to provide Mosquito Bait and Kill to the Red Cross for residents. "Your gonna have a lot... more »
  • Nearly 850 still living at Baton Rouge River Center Play Video

    August 30, 2016 5:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Almost two weeks after catastrophic flooding swamped many communities in our area, hundreds are still living in shelters. The Red Cross operates the shelter and said the number of people who are staying there is decreasing each day. The Red Cross estimates it could be another three weeks... more »
  • Around 850 residents remain in River Center shelter

    August 30, 2016 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The American Red Cross reports about 850 people are still staying at the Baton Rouge River Center after it was converted into a shelter for residents displaced by this month's floods. The aid organization says thousands of volunteers have come from across the nation to the... more »
  • Officials respond to Red Cross shelter complaints Play Video

    August 22, 2016 7:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE – People have been taking to social media, upset about how their donations for flood victims have been handled. They claim that the American Red Cross is tossing out the food and clothing they have been given. The Red Cross says that they are in the business... more »
  • ExxonMobil to donate $500k to disaster relief efforts

    August 19, 2016 6:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE – ExxonMobil announced Friday that the company will donate $500,000 to two organizations to disaster relief in Louisiana after this week’s historic flooding. In a statement Friday, ExxonMobil said the $500,000 will be donated to the American Red Cross as well as the Greater Baton Rouge Food... more »
  • Displaced residents arriving at Baker shelter

    August 13, 2016 2:49 PM

    BAKER - Dozens of people are staying at a Red Cross shelter in Baker after they had to be rescued or helped from the Louisiana floods. John Mitchell said he swam to safety with his pit bull. Police officers in a boat picked up his girlfriend, her young daughter... more »
  • Red Cross gives safety tips after storms

    May 20, 2016 1:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Red Cross disaster workers across south Louisiana are assisting residents whose homes have been damaged by Thursday night’s storms. Disaster workers are also coordinating with parish officials and emergency management leaders to assist in the recovery efforts. Residents in need of assistance because of storm-related damage, can call... more »
  • 9 people escape from Baker home destroyed by morning fire

    April 20, 2016 8:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Fire investigators say nine people, ranging from adult to infant, were in a house in Baker that was the scene of an early morning fire. According to Baker Fire Department, crews responded to the scene on Hovey Avenue around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. The house was destroyed in... more »
  • Crawfish boil in Hammond benefits Red Cross

    April 7, 2016 11:13 PM

    HAMMOND - Fidelity Bank of Louisiana is thanked first responders with a crawfish boil Thursday evening. These men and women helped thousands in historic flood events across the state, including in Tangipahoa, Livingston, and Ascension parishes. Residents from across the area came to Fidelity Bank's Hammond location, for boiled crawfish... more »
  • Red Cross to raise money for flood victims at LSU doubleheader Saturday

    March 18, 2016 7:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The American Red Cross will collect donation's at Saturday's LSU-Alabama baseball game, a doubleheader since weather canceled the first game Friday night. Donations will be collected starting at 4 p.m., between the first and second games. The Red Cross has a part in seven shelters that... more »
  • 500 Red Cross volunteers respond to La. flooding

    March 18, 2016 1:57 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - More than 500 American Red Cross disaster workers have responded to Louisiana, with hundreds more responders active across the Gulf South where devastating flooding has impacted thousands of people. Thursday night, about 200 people stayed overnight at seven Red Cross and community-run shelters across the state. Kay... more »
  • Red Cross opens four additional shelters for residents impacted by flooding

    March 16, 2016 9:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Red Cross opened four additional shelters in Natchitoches, Rapides, St. Tammany, and Washington Parishes for those affected by flooding due to the severe weather. Nearly 200 residents spent Tuesday night in 16 Red Cross and community shelters in Louisiana. Since the severe weather has slammed the... more »
  • Nearly 500 rescued from high water in Hammond Play Video

    March 11, 2016 8:44 AM

    HAMMOND- Emergency crews across Tangipahoa Parish have their hands full with widespread flooding and heavy rainfall. Authorities spent early Friday morning responding to calls about people trapped by the high flood waters. According to WWL-TV, nearly 200 stranded people had to be rescued throughout the Hammond area Friday morning. However... more »
  • Red Cross sets up shelter at Bossier Civic Center

    March 10, 2016 10:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Dozens of people have taken up shelter at the Bossier Civic Center in northwest Louisiana, where heavy rain has forced evacuations and caused flash flooding for more than a day. The Red Cross set up the shelter for people who left their homes in the Bossier City... more »
  • Red Cross helps storm victims in Livingston Play Video

    March 1, 2016 5:47 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Volunteers continue to help out storm victims in the town of Livingston after an EF-2 tornado ripped through the town last Tuesday. So far, the American Red Cross has handed out more than 500 meals and more than 1,000 items like cleaning supplies and gloves, according to Red... more »
  • Red Cross providing mobile aid station for storm relief

    February 29, 2016 4:31 PM

    CONVENT – Red Cross disaster relief workers are still on the ground in Convent and other areas affected by last week’s severe weather. According to the Red Cross, volunteers served over 1,600 meals Saturday between lunch and dinner to residents in Assumption, Livingston, St. James and St. John the... more »
  • Red Cross volunteers provide free smoke alarms for MLK Day

    January 18, 2016 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More than 75 volunteers joined the Red Cross and Baton Rouge Fire Department to hand out free smoke detectors to people living in the Avenues area of Scotlandville on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Most of the volunteers came from Southern University and Greater King David... more »
  • Red Cross opening shelter, bringing aid in wake of heavy rains

    October 26, 2015 12:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - While widespread damage predicted in connection with the severity of Hurricane Patricia has been less than expected, remnants of the system have still placed families in Louisiana and across in the South in need of help. The Red Cross says heavy rains and overflowing waterways have... more »
  • Fans give $40,000 for flood relief at LSU vs USC

    October 13, 2015 3:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People who attended the football game between LSU and the University of South Carolina gave generously to flood relief efforts in that state this past weekend. The American Red Cross chapter in Baton Rouge said fans gave more than $40,000 to the more than 40 volunteers... more »
  • Red Cross to raise money for South Carolina at Tiger Stadium Saturday

    October 7, 2015 9:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Red Cross is teaming up with LSU to help with disaster relief when LSU hosts USC for a USC home game at Tiger Stadium. “ LSU fans are always stepping up, and generously, to care for our neighbors facing and recovering from disasters – especially... more »
  • Local Red Cross volunteers dispatched to storm zones

    May 28, 2015 4:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE- About a dozen Red Cross volunteers from Louisiana are either en route or already on the ground in weather-disaster areas after storms this week. Nancy Malone, the spokesperson for the area Red Cross, said disaster teams have been dispatched in waves this week and more will leave... more »
  • Fires displace two families over Mother's Day weekend

    May 10, 2015 1:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Red Cross is assisting two displaced families from fires over the weekend. Firefighters with Baton Rouge Fire Department and St. George Fire Department arrived at a three-plex on the 3000 block of Toulon Dr. to find fire shooting through the roof of one of the... more »
  • Red Cross shelter in Assumption Parish Play Video

    April 28, 2015 9:02 AM

    ASSUMPTION- Severe weather across the Baton Rouge area left many houses in Assumption Parish without power. Due to the extensive power outages, Red Cross opened a shelter at the Belle Rose Middle School last night. Governor Jindal has declared a state of emergency for Assumption Parish, with the biggest... more »
  • Red Cross to open shelter in EBR late Monday night

    April 27, 2015 11:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Late Monday, the Red Cross announced it was opening a shelter for people who were without power in East Baton Rouge following Monday's severe storms. The shelter was set to open at 11:30 p.m. at the Woodlawn Baptist Church, 5805 Jones Creek Road. Food was also... more »
  • No one hurt in apartment fire

    April 6, 2015 8:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Red Cross is assisting displaced residents after a fire broke out in a Goodwood apartment complex. Firefighters responded to the two alarm fire around 7 p.m. Sunday night. It occured at the Old Goodwood Landing in Baton Rouge. At least one person was taken to the... more »
  • Preparation key to surviving fires Play Video

    January 14, 2015 7:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - When temperatures drop each winter, the number of house fires rises as people try to stay warm. That's already happened several times this year. When it does, the American Red Cross is there to assist families in need. Nancy Malone joined us on 2une In Wednesday morning... more »
  • Ukraine agrees to Red Cross-led aid mission

    August 11, 2014 10:32 AM

    KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine says it has agreed on a Red Cross-led humanitarian aid operation with Russia, the European Union and other international partners to alleviate suffering in the separatist-held city of Luhansk. President Petro Poroshenko's office said in a statement Monday the plan had received backing from President Barack... more »
  • Shelter opening for apartment fire victims Play Video

    July 23, 2014 3:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Red Cross announced plans to open a shelter Wednesday evening for people put out of their homes by a large apartment fire in Baton Rouge. Spokesperson Nancy Malone said the Red Cross would open a shelter at the BREC Park at 4100 North Street starting... more »

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