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  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • First day of Pamplona bull-run sees 1 gored

    July 7, 2014 2:16 AM

    PAMPLONA, Spain - Spain's Red Cross says one person was gored as thousands of thrill-seekers tested their bravery and speed by dashing alongside fighting bulls through the streets of this northern Spanish city of Pamplona on the first day of the annual San Fermin bull-running festival. Spokesman Jose Aldaba said... more »
  • Red Cross closes shelter in Gonzales

    May 29, 2014 11:17 AM

    GONZALES - The American Red Cross shelter that opened on Wednesday night after area flooding at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center Gym is now closed. A Red Cross spokesperson said the shelter was opened for residents who were forced from their homes after Wednesday's downpours, but closed the shelter... more »
  • Red Cross opens Gonzales shelter for storm victims

    May 28, 2014 8:44 PM

    GONZALES- The Red Cross opened a shelter at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center Gym for people who have been displaced by flooding from Wednesday's storms. The shelter opened at 8:30 Wednesday evening. "Our volunteers stand ready to provide the residents with food, a warm and dry place to... more »
  • Local Red Cross volunteers head to Jackson

    May 2, 2014 3:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A spokesperson from the local Red Cross said two volunteers are driving an Emergency Response Vehicle from Baton Rouge to Jackson, Mississippi to provide support to those affected by the recent tornado outbreak. An American Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle can provide up to 3,000 meals... more »
  • Red Cross responding following severe weather check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 28, 2014 2:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The American Red Cross is helping out those in Arkansas and several other states affected by Sunday's deadly tornadoes. A volunteer team from south Louisiana will depart on Tuesday for Arkansas to manage Red Cross health services. More than 200 people spent the night in shelters... more »
  • Fire destroys apartments, residents spend freezing night at shelter check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 29, 2014 10:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Dozens of people will be staying at a shelter Wednesday night and into Thursday after a massive fire ate most of their building. It took firefighters hours to battle the blaze. The fire broke out at about 1:30 p.m. at the Turner Plaza Apartments in... more »
  • Family of 8 gets help after losing their home to a fire

    November 15, 2013 5:26 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Butler family lost everything in a fire, but their community is stepping up to help just in time for Thanksgiving. The Butler family lost their home to a fire earlier this week. Everyone in the home escaped with minor burns. They weren't able to save... more »
  • Red Cross helping send cards to military

    November 11, 2013 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Red Cross is providing away for Americans to send holiday cards to members of the military. The Holiday Mail for Heroes program runs through Dec. 6. Service members, veterans and their families around the world will receive cards. "It just takes a moment to... more »
  • Residents looking for place to stay after morning fire check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 27, 2013 5:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An early morning apartment fire in Baton Rouge left six people homeless today. It happened around 2:30 a.m. in the 600 block of North 39th Street. Firefighters found an upstairs unit engulfed in flames. The other three units suffered smoke and water damage. The American Red... more »
  • La. Red Cross volunteers helping in Colorado check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 20, 2013 11:57 AM

    COLORADO - Red Cross volunteers from Louisiana are helping victims of flooding in Colorado return to their damaged homes. Six people were killed and an estimated 18,000 homes were damaged in the flooding that began over the weekend. Eleven Red Cross volunteers from South Louisiana are in Colorado... more »
  • More volunteers leave La. to assist in Colo.

    September 18, 2013 10:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - More Louisiana volunteers left Baton Rouge today to help the American Red Cross with flooding assistance in Colorado. Spokesperson Nancy Malone says 11 volunteers from south Louisiana are now on their way to the state. Those volunteers will help at Red Cross shelters and evacuation... more »
  • La. Red Cross volunteer heading to flooded Colo.

    September 17, 2013 10:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Red Cross volunteer from Louisiana boarded a plane today to help people flooded out of their homes in Colorado. Carolyn Adams is one of hundreds of Red Cross workers in Colorado who are helping provide shelters for evacuated residents, health services, and emotional support. ... more »
  • Red Cross volunteers assisting after explosion

    June 13, 2013 1:54 PM

    GEISMAR - The Baton Rouge chapter of the Red Cross deployed volunteers today to help people affected by this morning's explosion at the Williams Olefins chemical plant in Geismar. Volunteers are providing food, water and emotional support for workers and families with loved ones who were hurt in the... more »
  • Baseball fans give generously for tornado relief

    June 11, 2013 2:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU and Oklahoma fans attending last week's Super Regional matchup gave generously to support tornado disaster relief back in the Sooner State, according to the Baton Rouge chapter of the American Red Cross. Spokesperson Nancy Malone said fans opened their wallets to give more than $14,130... more »
  • Red Cross to take tornado relief donations at Super Regonal

    June 5, 2013 3:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The American Red Cross will be on hand at Alex Box Stadium this weekend for the NCAA Super Regional baseball games to take donations for tornado relief in the state of Oklahoma. LSU's opponent in the best two-out-of-three series is the University of Oklahoma. Games begin... more »
  • Organizations plan donation drives for Okla. twister victims

    May 21, 2013 10:27 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- There has been an outpouring of support for the victims of Monday's deadly tornado in Oklahoma. Tuesday night, about 24-hours since the twister, an area church announced plans for a supply drive to get important items to the people of Moore, Okla. First Baptist Church in... more »
  • Red Cross volunteers deploy to Oklahoma

    May 21, 2013 10:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Teams of Red Cross volunteers in Louisiana left today to help people affected by a devastating tornado in Oklahoma. Red Cross spokesperson Nancy Malone said teams from Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette and Lake Charles all headed north early Tuesday morning with Emergency Response Vehicles. ... more »
  • La. Red Cross volunteers helping after Miss. storm

    February 11, 2013 3:11 PM

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Red Cross volunteers from Louisiana arrived in southern Mississippi Monday to help with cleanup and relief efforts after a tornado this weekend. The seven volunteers took three Emergency Response Vehicles to help provide supplies and feed people affected by severe weather Sunday. The storms also... more »
  • Man escapes fire, explosions at his home check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 18, 2013 10:45 AM

    ST. AMANT - Firefighters said an elderly man awoken by a fire blowing up bottles of oxygen managed to crawl to safety early this morning. Members of the St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department were called to the home on Brignac Road around 4 a.m. Assistant Chief Derek LeBlanc said... more »
  • Lady Gaga comes to the aid of her own

    November 7, 2012 7:36 PM

    Singer Lady Gaga donated $1 million to the Red Cross to aid people affected by Superstorm Sandy and pledged the money on behalf of her parents and sister. She's New York born and says she "would not be the woman or artist I am today" if it wasn't for places... more »
  • Baker family loses everything to fire

    October 8, 2012 10:44 AM

    BAKER- A fire in Baker this weekend left five adults and two children homeless. The fire happened Sunday in the 3600 block of Harding Street. Firefighters said it started in a shed, then spread to the house. The fire destroyed the buildings, as well as two cars on... more »
  • Red Cross, food banks asking for donations

    September 7, 2012 11:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Red Cross chapters and food banks across Louisiana have been busy helping people out after Hurricane Isaac, and now they're asking for help as well. FEMA said the organizations are asking for donations to help replenish supplies they've used giving relief to people affected by the... more »
  • Red Cross trains Spanish speakers to aid with relief check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 25, 2012 5:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Red Cross is working to break the language barrier during emergencies. Today, several Spanish speaking volunteers learned how to set up, run, and close a relief shelter. The volunteers told News 2 they're ready to put their training to work. Reverend Carlos Rosales says,... more »
  • Volunteers prepare for Isaac's arrival

    August 24, 2012 10:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Red Cross volunteers in the Baton Rouge area packed up this morning to head to Florida and help prepare for Tropical Storm Isaac. Nancy Malone said volunteers would help set up shelters. She said the team includes volunteers experienced with storms, including some who helped in... more »
  • La. volunteers ready to assist after Debby

    June 25, 2012 2:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A spokesperson for the Red Cross chapter in Baton Rouge said their volunteers are ready to assist Louisiana's neighbors affected by Tropical Storm Debby. Nancy Malone said they met with state and parish officials and others in the Red Cross network to also check Louisiana's preparations... more »
  • Lightning strike burns two homes in N. Baton Rouge

    March 12, 2012 11:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A lighting strike burned two homes and displaced more than a dozen people this morning in northern Baton Rouge, according to the District Six Volunteer Fire Department. Chief Joel Hancock said lightning struck a home at 6742 East Monarch Ave. where four people lived and gutted... more »
  • Red Cross evacuates 7 from restive Syrian area

    February 24, 2012 2:31 PM

    BEIRUT- A Red Cross spokesman says the group has evacuated seven people from a besieged neighborhood in the Syrian city of Homs to a hospital elsewhere in the city. Hicham Hassan said Friday the seven were taken from the neighborhood of Baba Amr in southeast Homs to the al-Amin... more »
  • Famlies look for aid after storm

    September 7, 2011 9:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE- For most of us, Lee was nothing more than a little wind and rain. Living in the woods, Nichelle Henry and her husband don't let storms get to them or their nine kids, but Tropical Storm Lee brought more than they had bargained for. Wind and rain sent... more »
  • 14 children among those displaced after 4 house fires

    August 12, 2011 2:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Red Cross is assisting multiple families, including 14 children after four home fires on Thursday. The first fire happened around 5:30 a.m. in the 4700 block of Monarch. One adult and three children were home at the time and escaped unharmed before firefighters arrived. Officials say a... more »
  • Red Cross training volunteers this weekend

    July 27, 2011 4:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As the hurricane season begins brewing, the Red Cross is preparing to train a new crop of volunteers. This Saturday the Red Cross will offer training statewide for people that want to help out during disasters like a hurricane. "Volunteers are always moving, changing jobs,... more »
  • Red Cross assisting residents after fire destroys home

    June 2, 2011 3:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Red Cross is assisting two people who were displaced after their home went up in flames Wednesday afternoon. The fire broke out in the attic of a home in the 2100 block of North Alameda just before 4 p.m. When firefighters arrived the rear of the... more »
  • Residents escape early morning apartment fire

    May 24, 2011 3:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Red Cross is assisting residents displaced by an early morning apartment fire in Baton Rouge. It happened just after 1 a.m. at an apartment complex in the 1300 block of North Street. Few details are known at this time, but crews were able to put out... more »
  • Red Cross preps for slow flooding

    May 19, 2011 10:40 PM

    PORT ALLEN- If hoping for the best and preparing for the worst could be trade marked the Red Cross of America would probably own it. They have emergency response vehicles from Indiana and Texas, and even the high tech satellite truck. Volunteers come from as far away as Hawaii.... more »
  • Residents displaced after home goes up in flames

    May 18, 2011 2:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Red Cross is assisting residents displaced after their house went up in flames. It happened just before 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 2000 block of Cedardale. Firefighters arrived on scene to find flames shooting through the roof of the home. The fire started in a... more »
  • Family escapes as home goes up in flames

    May 16, 2011 3:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Investigators are looking into a house fire that destroyed a Baton Rouge home. It happened just after 8 p.m. Sunday in the 8600 block of Hill Drive. Firefighters arrived to find the house engulfed in flames with flames burning through the roof. Officials say it took... more »
  • Louisiana lends aid to storm ravaged states

    April 28, 2011 6:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- After tornadoes ravaged many southern states, Louisiana Red Cross chapters are gearing up to provide aid. "These are our neighbors these are the people who have responded to us over and over in South Louisiana we have so many disasters we routinely face and these are people... more »
  • Red Cross spread thin with severe weather damage across the south

    April 26, 2011 10:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Red Cross is on stand by at this hour as another round of severe weather threatens to tackle our area once again. But the organization is making plans to help with fewer workers and volunteers because of the high demand for help that weather disasters are... more »
  • Fire displaces 12 adults, 2 children

    April 26, 2011 11:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE- St. George and Baton Rouge Fire Departments were called to a reported apartment fire this morning. They arrived to find flames burning through the roof over the rear apartment. The fire damage to the rear upstairs apartment was extensive with fire burning through the attic of... more »
  • Movie industry poised to aid disaster relief

    April 7, 2011 3:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The movie industry in Louisiana is positioning itself to be a major player in the state's disaster relief scenarios. A partnership between the Red Cross and the Louisiana Industry for Film and Entertainment will create new space for thousands of potential evacuees in the case of a... more »
  • BRFD: Child playing with lighter started apartment fire

    March 18, 2011 10:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A child playing with a lighter started an apartment fire that left three families without a place to stay, according to the Baton Rouge Fire Department. Curt Monte with BRFD said the fire started in a bedroom of one of the units at a tri-plex at... more »
  • Rayne cleans up after tornado

    March 7, 2011 5:31 PM

    Rayne, LA - People are still cleaning up the mess after a deadly tornado hit the city of Rayne Saturday morning. The EF-2 tornado ripped a five mile path of destruction through the city, damaging or destroying nearly 150 homes. Volunteers helped people repair damage while state and local... more »
  • Red Cross finds housing for apartment fire victims

    February 8, 2011 6:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More than 40 people, homeless after an apartment fire in Baton Rouge, will have a place to stay tonight. The fire started Monday night at an apartment complex on North Carrollton Drive. Most of the people living at the complex, known as Hope Village, have psychological... more »

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