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Assistance events held for those affected by flooding

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A variety of organizations are holding charity fundraisers and assistance drives to help those who were hit by high flood waters in Louisiana.

The American Red Cross is asking for donations to the Red Cross Disaster Relief fund. You can donate by visiting www.RedCross.org, calling 1-800-RED-CROSS, or texting REDCROSS to 90999.

Louisiana residents hit by the floods are also encouraged by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services to pre-register for Disaster SNAP benefits. These benefits provide food assistance to homes who do not receive regular SNAP benefits and those who need help buying groceries due to lost income or damages after a disaster.

The best way to pre-register is online at www.dcfs.la.gov/dsnap, or calling 1-888-524-3578 between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.

Southern University's Center for Service Learning will hold a food drive to help flood victims. The drive is scheduled to run March 24 through April 14.

Humanitarian organization, Operation Blessing International, deployed its disaster relief team to Robert, Louisiana to assist with cleanup from flooding. They will accept volunteers daily from Wednesday, March 16 at 8 a.m. at Crossgate Church, located at 22494 US-190. Orientation will begin at 8:30 a.m. and teams will be sent out from there. Volunteers must be 18 or older, dress appropriately, and provide their own transportation to and from the worksite.

If your organization is holding an event to assist those affected by flooding, contact us at news@wafb.com

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