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Red Cross Shelters in Silver Creek, West Seneca Closing

Little girl holding Red Cross blanket in a Red Cross shelter

After communicating with area emergency management officials, the American Red Cross is closing the shelter at the Silver Creek Assembly of God. Residents displaced by flooding in the Sunset Bay area are expected to be able to return to their homes shortly. A shelter at St. John’s Lutheran Church in West Seneca was closed at approximately 11:30pm Friday. Red Cross officials remain in contact with emergency managers from across the region and remain ready to respond further if necessary.


The American Red Cross thanks St. John’s Lutheran Church, the Silver Creek Assembly of God, and all of the Red Cross volunteers and supporters who helped respond to this incident.


All Red Cross is assistance is free, and we rely on the generosity of the American public to provide these vital services to the community. Anyone wishing to help people affected by fires, flooding or other disasters is asked to consider donating to the Disaster Relief Fund by calling 1-800-REDCROSS, visiting, or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to charge a $10 donation to their cell phone bill.