CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — WCIA 3 is partnering with the American Red Cross to raise money for disaster relief.
Hurricane Ida tore through Louisiana last week. Ida was the fifth-most powerful storm to hit the United States, with maximum winds of 150 mph. The storm likely caused tens of billions of dollars in flood, wind and other damage, including to the electrical grid. Full restoration of electricity to some of the hardest-hit areas could take until the end of the month.
Contributions made will help people whose lives have been upended by storms, floods and countless other crises. Your gift not only help with immediate needs like food and shelter; it will also put people on the road to recovery and guide communities as they better prepare for disasters.
The American Red Cross is also stocking up supplies, volunteers and efforts to assist those in need at this time. They also help with wildfire relief and home fire relief, providing response to an average of more than 60,000 disasters every year.
You can join us in supporting the American Red Cross today by donating online.