Four days after powerful storms ripped through the St. Louis region, the American Red Cross continues to provide assistance to those affected.
Sunday, the organization is part of the Multi-Agency Resource Center, open at the Hazelwood Community Center. There, Hazelwood residents affected by the storms can meet with various agencies to get answers to disaster related questions and more information about how to get assistance. The Center is open from 12 pm - 3 pm today at 1186 Teson Road in Hazelwood. Residents should bring valid identification - including a driver's license or state issued ID, and/or a current utility bill.
During lunch Sunday, Red Cross staff and volunteers are again doing mobile meal delivery in the affected neighborhoods in Hazelwood - serving lunch to volunteers, emergency responders and residents.
A 24-hour Red Cross shelter remains open at the Hazelwood Civic Center at 8969 Dunn Road. Staff and volunteers are providing food, shelter and emotional support to residents in need. This shelter will remain open as long as there is a need. Since the storms hit Wednesday night, 25 people have spent the night at a Red Cross shelter in Hazelwood. Also since that time, the Red Cross has provided 690 meals and more than 1280 snacks to affected residents, volunteers and first responders.
More than 85 disaster responder volunteers are part of this response and recovery effort. Carrying out the mission of the American Red Cross – to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies – would not be possible without the work of our dedicated volunteers and the generosity of our donors. Some 2,000 volunteers power our mission throughout the Greater St. Louis Region.
Those in need of Red Cross Disaster Assistance should call 314-516-2700. Those wishing to donate to the disaster relief effort can call 314-516-2800 or visit redcross.org.
The American Red Cross St. Louis Area Chapter is a proud member agency of the United Way of Greater St. Louis, which makes significant investments every year in Red Cross services.