The American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles (ARCGLA) and the surrounding LA area chapters are responding to the needs of over 1,000 families from the
As of this afternoon, more than $500,000 has been given in direct assistance here in the
As of this morning, the Greater Los Angeles Chapter has sent 72 volunteers to the affected areas and has trained nearly 500 volunteers since Katrina hit. Nationally, the Red Cross has housed more than 207,000 evacuees providing nearly 1.94 million overnight stays in 709 shelters across 24 states and the
The American Red Cross is quickly responding to the unprecedented scale and conditions of Hurricane Katrina by creating a new toll free call center to meet emergency disaster needs. Even as volunteers are tending to critical needs, the Red Cross continues to expand its capability to build a bridge of financial assistance and services for victims until they can access state and federal aid and referrals to services for hurricane evacuees across the nation. Families and individuals in need can access this program by calling 1-800-975-7585. Those who have already arrived in the Southland they may call the Los Angeles Red Cross hotline 1-800-540-2000 or 213-739-5205 (8:30 AM until 6:00 PM 7-days a week until further notice).
American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. You can help the victims of this hurricane and thousands of other disasters across the country each year by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund which enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, counseling, and other assistance to those in need.
Call 1-800-HELP-NOW or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish). To make a secure online donation go the www.redcross.org  or www.cruzrojaamericana.org  (Spanish). Funds may be sent to your local American Red Cross Chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243,