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FOX 8 partners with Red Cross to help flood and tornado victims

A number of families in St. Tammany Parish were impacted by recent flooding (WVUE FOX 8) A number of families in St. Tammany Parish were impacted by recent flooding (WVUE FOX 8)
SLIDELL, LA (WVUE) -

You can still see where the water moved in at Joseph Laundry's home in the Magnolia Forest subdivision near Slidell.

"Took the carpeting out today, worn out, I had some of my buddies help me," said Laundry.

His neighbors know that feeling all too well. At least four other homes nearby were also flooded.

“I'm trying to keep it together for my family," said flood victim Danny Keicher.

Now they're starting the rebuilding process. The neighbors we talked to all have flood insurance, but it's still tough.

"I have worked hard to get it to where it was, and perfect like we want it. Now I'm ripping out what I just did," said Keicher.  

Next door, Mitch Stubbs and his family are going through the same thing.

"You sit back you take a look at it. It’s not what you would choose and you've got to figure out what to do with your family - where they're going to live and where they're going to eat. You rely on friends and family to help you out," said Stubbs.

“I don't know how to explain the feeling, you know, when you just look into your house and see all of that and when your son asks you, 'what are we going to do about a house, daddy?'” said Keicher.

FOX 8 has partnered with the Red Cross to raise money for recovery efforts. Donations will help flood victims and those devastated by last months tornadoes. To donate, text “FLOOD” to 88008. You'll get a reply with a link to the Red Cross' donation website.

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