American Red Cross crews headed back out Saturday to complete Damage Assessment in areas affected by Thursday's storms.
Two teams will work throughout Caddo & DeSoto Parishes to complete that phase. Both of the Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicles (ERV) will be out feeding lunch and dinner at affected locations.
They will also have snacks, water, clean-up kits and hygiene items to distribute to people cleaning up after the storm. The Red Cross also plans to begin individual client case work this afternoon. That will involve volunteers meeting with affected families to help meet their emergency disaster-related needs.
The shelter at Grace Community Church remained open last night for two individuals. As roads are opened and the power is being restored, the Red Cross says the need for sheltering has diminished. Plans are to close the shelter this afternoon, but if it becomes necessary to re-open, another shelter location is on stand-by.
Anyone wishing to help those affected by our storms, or the sister storms in Texas, can make a donation to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.
The Disaster Relief Fund ensures that needs are met for disasters large and small, so that the Red Cross can be there to provide for disaster-related needs whenever and wherever disaster strikes. To make a donation, you can go to www.redcross.org, call (318) 865-9545 or send a check to the Red Cross, 805 Brook Hollow Drive, Shreveport, LA 71105.
Anyone who needs assistance can call the Red Cross at (318) 865-9545.
Information provided by the American Red Cross Northwest Louisiana Chapter.