Thank You

October 27, 2008

This is the final post for the Hurricane Ike Online Newsroom. While this is the last post, the recovery and relief efforts will continue. We would like to thank the hard working Red Crossers in the field who made this disaster operation, as well as this website, successful. To all those in the affected areas, we wish you a swift and complete recovery.

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Media Alert: Southeast Louisiana Chapter 9.24.08

September 24, 2008

Ministerial alliance to feed residents at Red Cross shelters in Terrebonne Parish

HOUMA, La., Sept. 24, 2008 – In a display of humanitarian outreach, a ministerial alliance will join the American Red Cross in feeding efforts for those displaced by recent hurricanes in Terrebonne Parish.

WHAT: Pastors of 28 churches that make up the Louisiana 5th District Association will prepare and deliver lunches to Red Cross shelter residents.

WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008 Noon

WHERE:

  • Dumas Auditorium, Tunnel Boulevard, Houma, La.
  • Schriever Gymnasium Auditorium, Kelsi Drive, Schriever, La.

HOW: The ministers will prepare the meals at four churches on Thursday morning: St. Matthews Baptist on Highway 311, Residence Baptist on Isaac Street, Rock of Ages Baptist on Aycock Street, and Pilgrim Baptist on Highway 403.

WHY: Red Cross shelters continue to be home for about 160 people who cannot return home because of the devastation caused by Hurricanes Gustav and Ike in Terrebonne Parish.


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Register on Safe and Well Site

September 13, 2008

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Near Ike? Register yourself as Safe and Well

If you or your loved ones are in the potentially affected areas, register yourself on the Red Cross Safe and Well Website at http://www.redcross.org, or call a loved one and ask them to register you. The Red Cross provides this online tool to help families and individuals notify loved ones that they are safe during an emergency, which can help bring peace of mind in challenging times.

The Safe and Well Website is easy to use:

Visit http://www.redcross.org, and click on the Safe and Well link

  1. If you are currently being affected by these disasters,click: “List Myself as Safe and Well,’ enter your pre-disaster address and phone number, and select any of the standard message options.
  2. If you are concerned about a loved one, click “Search’ and enter the person’s name and pre-disaster phone number or address.If they have registered, you will be able to view the messages that they posted.
  3. If you don’t have internet access, you can call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to register yourself and your family. Follow the prompts for disaster information.

Media Alert: Public Service Announcements 09.06.2008

September 6, 2008

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