A Better Mid-South: Helping Louisiana

A Better Mid-South: Louisiana flood relief

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Editorial by WMC Action News 5 General Manager Tracey Rogers:

It hasn't even been a week since the rains began to fall in South Louisiana.

Now, more than 20,000 people have been rescued from the flood waters around Baton Rouge.

The images coming from Louisiana are heart-wrenching.

Lives of so many families have been severely interrupted. Homes and businesses have incurred heavy damage. people have lost their lives.

We are thankful for the first-responders and private citizens who braved the rising waters to save so many.

President Obama granted a major disaster declaration request for several parishes on Sunday.

It will take months, possibly years, for those affected to recover, and they need our help.

WMC Action News 5 is working with the American Red Cross to assist in the recovery, and we have two ways you can donate to the South Louisiana Flood Relief.

Text 'LAFLOODS' to 90999 to donate $10 or click here.

Your giving spirit is just one of the things that makes this A Better Mid-South.

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