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|Image credit Louisiana National Guard|
(Video) courtesy of BBC News
NPR reports (Audio) FEMA Chief Craig Fugate Tours Louisiana Flooding
"There's not that much that wasn't damaged in some of these parishes," Fugate says, adding that FEMA is working on helping homeowners clean out and repair their homes as quickly as possible.
According to Crowd Fund Insider GoFundMe campaigns have raised of $1.2M for Louisiana Flood Victims.
Fraud Alert! The Hill Blog reports “Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is working with crowdfunding site GoFundMe to prevent fraud after devastating floods forced tens of thousands of residents from their homes in the southern part of the state.”
The Better Business Bureau offers the below guidance before giving to charities.
· Find out if the charity has an on-the-ground presence in the impacted areas.
· Find out if the charity is providing direct aid or raising money for other groups.
· Gifts of clothing, food or other in-kind donations. - In-kind drives for food and clothing, while well intentioned, may not necessarily be the quickest way to help those in need.
· Understand crowdfunding before blindly giving.
Visit BBB for list of charities involved in Louisiana Flood Relief
The images of the disaster in Louisiana is heartbreaking. People are displaced and hurting for help. Please keep your fellow citizens lifted in prayers, and share only creditable information on your social media platforms. If you can't help please don't hinder. Do what you can with what you have right where you are.
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