Medford volunteers extending their stay in Louisiana

Baker, Louisiana — Two Red Cross volunteers from the Rogue Valley are extending their stay in Louisiana, after learning that one of their own family members is impacted by the floods.

Chuck and Patty Albin are working in Baker, which is just north of Baton Rouge, handing out water and cleaning kits to families who are picking up the pieces.

“35, 40 years of someone’s life that they’ve collected- books, magazines, photo albums- that are out at the curb ready to be picked up and hauled away,” Patty Albin describes.

To put it in perspective, Albin says if a similar disaster impacted the Rogue Valley it would affect Medford, Phoenix, Talent, Central Point, White City, and then some. The Albin’s will continue working in the Baton Rouge area this week before heading to their brother-in-laws to help with his clean-up.


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