Local Red Cross volunteers help Louisiana flood victims

August 22, 2016

Three American Red Cross volunteers from the Bridgeport region are deploying to Louisiana to support Red Cross relief efforts after excessive rainfall has resulted in moderate to heavy flooding across many parts of Louisiana. Deanna Bouchard will be physically deploying and serve as a shelter service associate. Brittney Wiley and Missy Lundeen will be virtually deploying where Wiley will serve as a call center agent and Lundeen will serve as a client casework service associate. They are three of close to 3,000 Red Cross volunteers in the Connecticut and Rhode Island Region of the American Red Cross. There have been eleven volunteers who have physically deployed to support the relief efforts and fifteen volunteers have virtually deployed in response.

The American Red Cross is helping thousands of people in Louisiana affected by the devastating flooding there, likely the worst natural disaster since Superstorm Sandy in 2012. More than 500 disaster volunteers from all over the country are on their way to help in Louisiana. The Red Cross has also mobilized 60 disaster response vehicles, 40,000 ready-to-eat meals and more than two dozen trailer loads of shelter and kitchen supplies.

People can donate by visiting redcross.org, calling 800-RED CROSS or texting the word LAFLOODS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recovery from these disasters.

To become a volunteer, visit redcross.org today to learn more about volunteer opportunities and how to submit a volunteer application.