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ARC Starts Assistance Phone Number for Berthoud Shelter Remains Open

If families need Red Cross assistance they can call 303-235-6636 to get help.

Fort Collins, CO, 10 a.m., Friday, June 5, 2015 – The shelter at Berthoud Community Center, 248 Welch Ave, Berthoud, CO remains open to provide comfort and support for those affected by the tornado Thursday evening. A phone number has been setup if people are in need of assistance.

The Berthoud Community Center remains open as a shelter but no one stayed at the shelter overnight.

If families need Red Cross assistance they can call 303-235-6636 to get help. The Red Cross typically provides for essential immediate needs such as housing for the night, food, blankets, comfort kits, clothing and help refilling medications destroyed by the tornado.

More information may be released as updates become available.

For more information about tornado or to donate to help the Red Cross help local residents affected by disaster like this one, visit www.ColoradoRedCross.org.

Additional severe weather is forecast for this weekend. To stay informed about emergency information and information about preparedness and recovery please download the new mobile app from the Red Cross called Emergency. Download the app from your preferred provider or from www.redcross.org/apps.

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/colorado, follow us on twitter (@NOCOredcross) or join our blog at http://coloradoredcross.blogspot.com.