As officials assess the damage from Hurricane Ida, the American Red Cross in Minnesota is urging those who are able to help out any way they can…

“People can help others who have been affected by Hurricane Ida by visiting redcross.org or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or you can text the word IDA to 90999 and that allows you to make a $10 donation.”

The Red Cross’s Sue Thesenga says volunteers from Minnesota and around the country are already in the impacted areas providing safe shelter, meals and comfort to those in need.