The American Red Cross is partnering with the Salvation Army to open a shelter for area residents forced to evacuate by a large fire Wednesday evening. The shelter is located at North Park Junior High School, 160 Passaic Avenue, Lockport.
Volunteers will provide safe shelter, food and water, and caseworkers will meet with those affected to assess their needs. As of 10pm, there were no residents at the shelter.
In addition, Red Cross Disaster Action Team (DAT) volunteers are providing immediate emergency assistance for a family in Jamestown affected by flooding earlier Wednesday morning.
The Red Cross relies on financial contributions to provide help and comfort to disaster victims anywhere, anytime. You can help people affected by disasters like flooding, home fires and countless other crises by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. Visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.