The American Red Cross is looking for monetary donations

MONROE, La. (KNOE) - The North Louisiana Red Cross says they’re looking for volunteers and donations.

The organization is not asking for food and water. They say they need money.

Their goal is an immediate response. Donations like bottled water and clothes actually slow them down and cost money. They say they’re focused on shipping shelter supplies, and the fuel and transportation are expensive.

The Red Cross is urging people to find other organizations that are geared toward those donations.

Volunteer specialist Meghan Olinger says you can donate those items anywhere you normally would.

To donate to the American Red Cross, you can text “HARVEY” to 90999 to make a $10 donation or go to RedCross.org.