Red Cross announces details of Hurricane Laura financial assistance effort – Port Arthur News

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Laura, the American Red Cross has worked closely with partners to support emergency housing efforts and provide food, water, relief supplies, emotional support and health services to people in need.
The Red Cross is now starting an effort to get emergency financial assistance into the hands of Texas and Louisiana residents whose homes were severely impacted by Laura.
This financial assistance will allow people to make their own decisions and prioritize what their family needs most to start recovering. Funds can help families replace clothes or food, offset transportation costs, or support any other immediate need.
Spending these funds locally will also support local communities as they begin recovering.
Eligibility
The Red Cross is providing $450 to households whose homes were confirmed to have been destroyed or sustained major damage from Hurricane Laura.
To be eligible for immediate financial assistance, households must meet all of the following requirements:

Applicant’s pre-disaster primary residence is located in a confirmed disaster-impacted geographic area.
Applicant is the head of household and is not listed as a household member on any other Red Cross assistance
Applicant’s primary residence suffered major damage or was destroyed.
Major damage is indicated by …

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