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Red Cross to Distribute Flood Clean Up Kits Friday in Westfield, Swain

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The American Red Cross continues to help those affected by Tuesday’s severe weather and flooding. Volunteers will be distributing clean up kits including mops, buckets, bleach, rubber gloves and more materials residents need as they return to their homes at sites in both Allegany and Chautauqua Counties on Friday, July 17 between 2pm-7pm.


The distribution sites will be located at:

·         Swain Resort
2275 Country Road 24, Swain NY

·         Westfield Central School
203 East Main Street, Westfield, NY
Our partners at the Salvation Army will again be providing meals at the Westfield Central School


As of 4pm on Thursday, 113 clean up kits had been handed out at the Westfield Central School, where a second distribution including meals provided by the Salvation Army is scheduled for 5pm-7pm. Also Thursday, the Brocton Fire Department distributed approximately 80 Red Cross clean up kits, and approximately 60 clean up kits were picked up at the Silver Creek Department of Public Works, 1318 Routes 5 & 20. Silver Creek residents in should call village officials at 934-3240 to schedule a pickup.


Volunteers constitute 90% of the American Red Cross workforce, and there are a number of opportunities available for people with various skills and interests to help in their community. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please visit



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, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.