Red Cross needs help following Hurricane Isaac

The American Red Cross is there in times of crisis. If you were a recent victim of Hurricane Isaac you may have gotten help from the Red Cross. Since Hurricane Isaac first threatened the Gulf Coast region, the Red Cross has deployed more than 4,900 trained disaster workers to provide emotional support, food, water and critical relief supplies.

The organization estimates the total it will have spent post hurricane Isaac to help victims of this storm will be about $18 million. After a busy summer of helping people affected by wildfires, power outages and floods, American Red Cross resources were stretched thin even before Isaac. Now the Red Cross is in need of donations to help complete helping Isaac's victims and to build back its donation base so it will have money to help in the next disaster.

Monday WLOX News is partnering with the Red Cross to hold WLOX News American Red Cross Disaster Relief For Isaac telethon.Starting at 5:30 am during Good Morning Mississippi we will have a phone bank of Red Cross volunteers here to take your pledges.

Our telethon will take place in Good Morning Mississippi, Midday, the 4 O'clock Show, WLOX News @ 5, WLOX News @ 6, and on WLOX News @ 6:30 on our CBS channel. The Red Cross phone bank will stay open through 7 PM on Monday.

If you were fortunate and didn't suffer in Isaac, won't you consider making a donation or visit http://american.redcross.org/WLOX.

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