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Red Cross Opens Shelter for People Displaced by Severe Weather in Indiana

The American Red Cross of Greater Chicago opened a shelter at the Calumet Township Center, located at 1900 W 41st Ave in Gary Indiana, for people displaced by severe weather in Merrillville, Indiana. Last night 24 people, 11 adults and 13 children were given a safe, cool place to stay. This morning they had breakfast and the Red Cross is working with them today to make sure they are started on the path to recovery. It is not been determined how long the shelter will remain open.

The American Red Cross of Greater Chicago helps people affected by 3 to 4 home fires a day, every day in Chicagoland. This assistance is provided free of charge to all disaster victims and is made possible by voluntary gifts of time and money made by our community residents.

About the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. The American Red Cross of Greater Chicago leads a regional grouping in Illinois and Northwest Indiana that serves more than 9.6 million people. For more information, please visit