WLOX Editorial: Pay it forward, donate to the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross has helped thousands of South Mississippi residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac. The Red Cross has spent millions of dollars helping folks whose homes were flooded or damaged by wind.

In Mississippi the Red Cross opened 42 shelters as Hurricane Isaac approached. More than 5,000 individuals stayed in those shelters.  In addition the Red Cross had 34 fixed or mobile feeding sites set up for those in the worst hit areas. Nearly 1,400 Red Cross Disaster workers have or still are providing help.

Now you have a chance to give to the Red Cross so the organization can continue its efforts to help Isaac's victims and also prepare for the next disaster that could strike. Monday WLOX in conjunction with the American Red Cross is holding a telethon on most of our newscasts.

Starting at 5:30 Monday morning and going through our 6:30 PM CBS news you will learn more about the Red Cross' relief efforts and how you can help in this time of need.

That's our opinion, we would like to hear yours. Email your thoughts to editorials@wlox.com, or post your comments below.

David Vincent
WLOX-TV General Manager

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