The American Red Cross shelter at the James J. Eagan Civic Center, 1 James J. Eagan Drive, Florissant, MO 63033, will close Tuesday at 8 p.m. Prior to closing, volunteers will serve dinner to affected residents.
Monday night, two people spent the night at the shelter and about 110 people visited the shelter for dinner. The Florissant shelter opened Saturday afternoon following severe storms and tornadoes that moved through the Greater St. Louis area Friday night. Since then, dozens of Red Cross volunteers have served more than 2,700 meals and snacks to those affected by the storm, either at the shelter or by driving through the affected areas to visit residents and first responders. About two-dozen people have spent the night at the shelter since Saturday.
Residents who have been affected by these recent storms can contact the Red Cross for disaster assistance at (314) 516-2700. The Red Cross provides affected residents with basic emergency needs such as food, a safe place to stay and emotional support, as well as a recovery plan for the days to come.
The Red Cross is able to respond quickly when emergencies happen thanks to our generous donors. 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.
The Red Cross is part of the “All Ready” campaign, a unified effort among emergency preparedness experts in the bi-state region that focuses on the importance of individual preparedness. The campaign encourages the three critical steps of preparedness: Make a plan, Get a kit, Be informed.