When the flood hit the city of Baton Rouge in August 2016, thousands upon thousands found themselves displaced. 40,000 homes received damage, 60,000 residents signed up for FEMA assistance, and 11 died. The impact spread across 20 parishes, ensuring that it would be the worst in the history of Louisiana.
There is always a rainbow of hope in the form of aid and donations for disaster relief. This tragedy showed the nation what they could achieve with a little charitable effort. A large part of this came from a strong push from the music industry.… Read More
Superstorm Sandy was one of the most devastating storms to hit the American East Coast in recent history. It disrupted lives and destroyed homes and businesses across New Jersey.
Many of these incidents saw families struggle to get back on their feet. The Superstorm Sandy Relief effort encouraged local community leaders and charities to join forces to aid families.… Read More
The American Red Cross is an organization that is synonymous with emergency care and support for those in need. Despite all of this, some people still have the wrong idea about the role of the American Red Cross. There is the common assumption that this is an agency that comes in for major incidents and international disaster relief efforts.
The reality is that they are on hand to help in a range of scenarios. Any American town under threat from the natural disaster or major catastrophe is on their radar. However, they will also help in smaller scale issues where needed.… Read More