The American Red Cross continues to provide relief to Yates County residents devastated by recent flooding. A shelter has been open at Penn Yan Academy, located at 305 Court Street, since Wednesday. Sunday, volunteers distributed clean-up kits and water from a mobile unit stationed at Elm and Main Streets, and an Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) delivered supplies directly to residents in some of the hardest hit areas in and around Penn Yan.
Since the operation began early on Wednesday, the Red Cross has served 624 meals and snacks; provided 43 overnight shelter stays; distributed 135 cleanup kits; and caseworkers have provided help and advice to hundreds of community members affected by this storm.
Monday, Red Cross volunteers will be stationed in the Tops parking lot at 321 Liberty Street from 8:30am-2pm, distributing water and clean-up kits. Caseworkers will be on hand to help residents develop immediate and long-term recovery plans. Caseworkers will also be available at The Haven, located at 5 Collins Avenue, from noon-7pm. The Red Cross will have representatives available at a community meeting scheduled for Penn Yan Middle School at 7pm.
The Red Cross also continues to help people affected by flooding in other areas across the WNY/Finger Lakes Region, distributing clean-up kits in Fairport, Gowanda and Randolph on Sunday.
All Red Cross assistance is free, thanks to the generosity of our supporters. Anyone wishing to help people affected by floods, fires and other disasters is asked to consider donating to the Disaster Relief Fund by calling 1-800-REDCROSS, visiting www.redcross.org, or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to charge a $10 donation to their cell phone bill.