Jersey Coast Red Cross Responds to Severe Storms & Heat

We will continue to be there whenever and wherever the community needs us.

The American Red Cross South Jersey Region continues to provide Disaster Relief Operations with a single Shelter and three Cooling Centers as a result of the severe storm damage and triple digit temperatures that have plagued residents across the entire South Jersey area since last Saturday.

One shelter remains open in Cumberland County as shelter clients are still seeking additional resources and having repairs made to their homes and properties in an effort to return to their homes. The Shelter is located at the Thomas Wallace Jr. Middle School in Vineland. On Monday at 5pm there were 45 shelter clients remaining.

In Salem County where power is still not restored in some areas, two American Red Cross Cooling Centers will remain open for a fourth day. The Pitttsgrove Municipal Building Cooling Center on Monday had 118 clients come in for assistance. There were 14 cases of water, 12 bags of ice and snacks distributed to area residents escaping the extreme hot weather. Also in Salem County, another Cooling Center was provided at the St. John Bosco Church at 2 Hillcrest Ave. in Millville. American Red Cross provided mentoring and support in Cooling Center procedures to church members who wanted to provide this important outreach to local residents.

In addition, in Gloucester County, The Malaga Fire House will continue to host a Red Cross Cooling Center on Tuesday opening at 9am. On Monday, 30 local residents came in for assistance. 12 cases of water and individual snacks were distributed.

Contact: Laura Steinmetz

Phone: (609) 221.5348

Email: laura.steinmetz@redcross.org