Several Iowa volunteers from the American Red Cross are helping people in Louisiana affected by the devastating flooding there.
They are part of more than 500 disaster volunteers from across the country on their way to help in Louisiana.
Volunteers from Sioux City and other Iowa towns will be working in emergency shelters, delivering food, water and relief supplies and offering emotional support to those in need.
The Red Cross has also mobilized 60 disaster response vehicles, 40,000 ready-to-eat meals and more than two dozen trailer loads of shelter and kitchen supplies.
Preliminary reports indicate as many as 40,000 homes are damaged, forcing thousands of people into shelters.
Initial reports indicate this disaster could cost more than $10 million dollars.
People can donate by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word LAFLOODS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
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