Baton Rouge, Louisiana — The Medford couple who flew to Louisiana this week are now hard at work helping the victims of severe flooding.
Patty and Chuck Albin landed in Baton Rouge Tuesday. They have since been busy loading emergency response vehicles with water, ready to eat meals, snacks and comfort kits. They tell us the magnitude of the disaster is shocking.
“We saw two people today who said ‘I lost everything, can the Red Cross help?’ and so all help is free by the Red Cross and you see everything that we have back here, and this is just the water, that’s all made possible by donations,” Patty Albin told us by video conference.
The Albin’s are helping out in Louisiana for two weeks. If you’d like to donate to the relief efforts click HERE.
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