Louisiana residents and evacuees were left hungry, thirsty and without medical attention by the government-funded organization that was supposed to help them — the Red Cross – following major flooding in the state during August.
State and local officials are charging that the Red Cross failed for nearly two weeks in its mission to help flood victims in Louisiana, according to ProPublica and local media reports.
“They failed for 12 days,” the director of a state children’s agency wrote, listing the problems: “Food. Donations management. Under staffed.”
ProPublica obtained hundreds of documents and emails between officials through a Freedom of Information request.