8’s Army telethon: Donate to Hurricane Ida relief Friday

8 On Your Side

TAMPA (WFLA) – Hurricane Ida made a direct hit to the Louisiana coast last weekend, causing widespread destruction on the 16th anniversary of Katrina.

Damage assessments are underway, but the preliminary scope of destruction is heartbreaking; thousands of people are without utilities or even a home. As of Monday, it was estimated more than 2,200 evacuees were displaced to 41 shelters.

Volunteers from the American Red Cross, many from the Tampa Bay area, are helping with the recovery and serving those in need.

That’s why 8’s Army is teaming up with the Red Cross and iHeart Radio to collect donations for those impacted by Hurricane Ida.

News Channel 8 and iHeart Radio teamed up Friday for a special 8’s Army relief effort telethon. There were 460 donations that raised more than $66,000.

To donate visit wfla.com/idarelief.

Don’t forget to download our Hurricane Guide 2021 to keep you safe in Tampa Bay.

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