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Severe Storms Bring Red Cross Response

red cross worker carries two girls in a cooling shelter in pleasantville nj
The Red Cross shelter currently has approximately 65 clients including many seniors and several families.

In the wake of severe local thunderstorms that occurred overnight, the American Red Cross Southern Shore Chapter and South Jersey Region are currently manning a shelter in Atlantic County. The shelter is located at the Galloway Middle School at 110 South Reed Road in Galloway Township.

The shelter currently has approximately 65 clients including many seniors and several families. The storm evacuees came to the Red Cross shelter to escape damage to their property, loss of power and other storm related hardships. The clients are being provided a safe place to stay, snacks and beverages. Everyone also receives a cot with a blanket for their comfort overnight. The South Jersey Region was sending additional supplies including breakfast bars, snacks and heater meals that will arrive this evening according to Tim Settles, Regional Director, Disaster Services, South Jersey Region. The shelter assistance includes other community partners who are offering help including the Office of Emergency Management and the Salvation Army who arrived with a truck that provided a hot dinner for the shelter clients of hamburgers and hot dogs.

The American Red Cross will continue to provide shelter assistance on an “as needed” basis and is currently open for storm evacuees at the Galloway Middle School Shelter at 110 S. Reed Road in Galloway Twp.

You can help people affected by disasters like violent storms, floods, fires, tornadoes and hurricanes, as well as countless crises at home and around the world by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food and emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters.

Contact: Laura Steimetz

Phone: 609.221.5348