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August 23, 2016
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Slow Start for Donations to Aid La. Flood Victims

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Leslie Andermann Gallagher surveys flood damage to her Sorrento, La., home on August 17. Relief charities say donors have been relatively slow to respond to the Baton Rouge-area disaster that has killed at least 13 people and displaced tens of thousands.

Donations to assist victims of flooding in the Baton Rouge area so far lag behind the responses to other recent large-scale natural disasters, highlighting the need for nonprofits to have more reserve funds at hand before catastrophes strike — and...

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