OREANDA-NEWS. Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. announced today it donated $25,000 to the American Red Cross in response to the devastating floods in Baton Rouge and the surrounding parishes in Louisiana.

According to recent statistics released by the American Red Cross, more than 200,000 people in the area have now been affected by the flooding; approximately 90,000 homes have been damaged; at least 30,000 water rescues have been reported; and more than 10,600 people have sought refuge in nearly 50 Red Cross and community shelters in the state.

The Red Cross is using donations to provide meals and snacks, comfort kits and health assistance such as replacing lost items like prescription medications and eyeglasses. The donations also help train Red Cross workers in offering emotional support to local residents.

Commenting on the announcement, Jacobs Chairman and CEO Steve Demetriou said, “As a member of the Baton Rouge community and surrounding area, our hearts go out to our colleagues and all those impacted by the flooding. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the Red Cross and the other organizations working diligently to bring community members to safety and offer much needed assistance.”

Jacobs employs approximately 2,000 people in the region, with an office in Baton Rouge and operations at 12 industrial sites in the surrounding area.

Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of full-spectrum technical, professional and construction services for industrial, commercial and government organizations globally. The company employs 50,000 people and operates in more than 30 countries around the world.