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  • Fire destroys apartments, residents spend freezing night at shelter 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 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 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 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 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 »
  • Red Cross warns of fire danger in cold weather

    December 27, 2010 9:49 PM

    RED CROSS - The freezing temperatures get people looking for extra ways to stay warm. But the Red Cross says some of those ways can be dangerous to your home, and possibly deadly to your family. Seven fires in three days in the Capital City area have contributed to... more »
  • Louisiana man pleads guilty in storm aid fraud

    December 3, 2010 11:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Ponchatoula man has pleaded guilty to defrauding the American Red Cross of more than $13,000 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Federal prosecutors say 44-year-old Juan Owens pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in New Orleans after being charged with one count of... more »
  • Apartment fire in Baton Rouge

    May 7, 2010 9:56 AM

    Red Cross is helping a family after their apartment in Baton Rouge caught on fire. It happened around 8 a.m. Friday at the Fox Hill Apartments on Greenwell Springs Road. Firefighters say the resident forgot a pot of grease on the stove when he left for work. The fire was... more »
  • La. woman pleads guilty in Katrina fraud

    April 29, 2010 6:15 AM

    A Bogalusa woman has pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining Red Cross aid in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath. Naketra Guy received nearly $8,000 in assistance to which she wasn't entitled. Guy faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. more »
  • Electrical short sparks house fire in Baton Rouge

    April 20, 2010 6:08 AM

    An electrical short under the hood of a parked car sparked a house fire at 2044 Maryland Street around 3 a.m. The car was parked in front and the fire spread to the home. Children sleeping in front of the house noticed the flames and everyone got out safely. The... more »
  • Red Cross closes temporary shelter in Denham Springs

    March 31, 2010 10:21 PM

    The Red Cross has closed the Denham Springs shelter after authorities allowed the majority of evacuees in the area back into their homes. People within a quarter mile radius of Tuesday's fire at Coco Resources on Eden Church Road had been kept out of there homes overnight. They were... more »
  • Ten people displaced by apartment fire

    March 2, 2010 9:20 AM

    A fire at the Fairway View apartments on College Dr. in Baton Rouge has left ten people homeless. The fire broke out just after 7:00p.m. Monday night. Fire officials say a pot left on a hot stove is to blame for the fire. Several units in the complex were damaged.... more »
  • Unattended pot causes house fire in Baton Rouge

    February 25, 2010 7:01 AM

    An unattended pot on the stove is the cause of an early morning house fire at 5856 South Sunset Hill Thursday morning. When firefighters arrived, they found the kitchen on fire and were able to contain it. Two people inside the home got out safely The Red Cross is helping... more »
  • Red Cross may cut programs due to lack of donations

    February 19, 2010 3:23 PM

    The CEO of the Capital City Chapter of the American Red Cross said the agency may have to scale back assistance due to a lack of donations. "Currently we are $50,000 behind the curve," CEO Bobbi Zaunbrecher said. According to Red Cross workers, the need has increased since... more »
  • 5-year-old boy starts house fire

    January 16, 2010 12:10 PM

    A family is safe after a fire broke out in their home at 3157 Lake Forest Park in Baton Rouge last night. Investigators say the fire started when a 5-year old boy was playing with matches. The fire spread from a closet, to bedrooms, and finally to the... more »
  • Haiti's capital shattered by powerful earthquake

    January 13, 2010 6:34 AM

    Residents of Haiti are awaiting help in the wake of the strongest earthquake to hit the Caribbean nation in more than two centuries. The International Federation of Red Cross says up to 3 million people have been affected by yesterday's 7.0-magnitude quake. Tens of thousands have lost their homes, and... more »
  • Fire destroys apartments in Spanish Town

    December 11, 2009 11:06 AM

    UPDATE: Several apartments were damaged after a fire broke out at an apartment building at 609 Spanish Town Road in Baton Rouge. Six people are homeless. The cause of the blaze is under investigation but firefighters say it started in the attic of the two-story building. They do not suspect... more »
  • Red Cross helps fire victims

    September 11, 2009 9:44 AM

    The American Red Cross is helping a family after their home on 5474 Paige Street was destroyed by fire around 7 a.m. today . Firefighters believe incesnse left unattended caused the fire that started in the front bedroom of the house where it was contained. The rest of the... more »

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