Thursday, September 29

Red Cross covers hotel rooms for evacuees

The American Red Cross has added Southwest Louisiana zip codes to the program that covers hotel rooms for Hurricane Rita evacuees.

The Red Cross Special Transient Accommodations and Assistance Program previously covered only Katrina evacuees. New zip codes were added Wednesday to the program’s Web site:

The site says evacuees who need assistance with lodging should mention the program to hotel managers, who can bill the rooms to the Red Cross through the Internet. The hotel payment process is administrated by the private housing firm Corporate Lodging Consultants.

CNN reported on its Web site that the Lake Charles zip code 70615 was inadvertently omitted from the list of qualifying zip codes.

The zip code was added to the list Wednesday after a Georgia hotel owner notified the Red Cross of the mistake, CNN reported.

Jeremy Harper
Staff Writer


Anonymous said...

Some of us are wondering...if we paid for a hotel room for a few nights on our way to our family's homes far away - can we be reimbursed? At that time the lists were not yet updated and LC zipcodes were not included yet.
Does the Red Cross only cover it if you are still staying in a hotel??

Anonymous said...

How can I find a hotel, so I can return back to work as a R.N., because my house is not liveable. I had extreme damages with insulation all on my floor and water in my house and also for my kids to attend school when school opens and my husband to get back to work.