Join WAFB & Albertsons to aide South Louisiana Flood Victims

Join WAFB & Albertsons to aide South Louisiana Flood Victims

To help victims of the devastating and historic flooding, WAFB Channel Nine and Albertsons are working together to raise funds for the American Red Cross Louisiana Flood Relief efforts.

In addition, Albertsons will match all donations up to $300,000.

Louisiana Flood Relief donation scan cards are available in all Baton Rouge, Denham Springs and Hammond Albertsons locations.  Donations of any size can be made and will be used to help the hardest-hit communities.

"We thank Albertsons for the company's willingness to work with WAFB and our community to help raise money to support our people in need. This flooding event is unprecedented in terms of the scope and the damage, so the need for people to help their neighbors is very obvious." said WAFB Vice President & General Manager Lee Meredith.  "The scan cards at the checkout counters are wonderful way to provide people with the easiest possible mechanism to make a donation. It couldn't be any easier. The icing on the cake is that Albertsons is pledging to match all donations up to $300,000. That's a tremendous offer and we greatly appreciate it."

"People throughout Southern Louisiana are looking for a way to reach out to neighbors impacted by this major flood event.  This is a wonderful opportunity to give support to the great work of the American Red Cross, which is doing so much to help people devastated by the historic flood," said Albertsons' Division President Sidney Hopper. "Our customers always give so generously and we are glad to be able to match their donations up to $300,000. These funds will help the American Red Cross continue its efforts to help flood victims."

"The American Red Cross has indicated that their greatest need is financial, and we are responding with a fundraising effort," said Dawne Proffitt, Community Relations Manager for Albertsons.  "A donation of just $1.00 can truly make a difference, so we encourage people throughout the community to help our neighbors in need."


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