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Red Cross Shelter for Families Affected by Storms Remains Open

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(GREENSBORO, N.C. – April 16, 2018) - The Red Cross shelter opened in collaboration with emergency management partners Sunday evening at Glenwood Center located at 2010 Coliseum Blvd., Greensboro remains open Monday evening. As of 9 p.m., there were more than 30 people registered, and the Red Cross anticipates there may be more. A census count is taken once a night and will be released in the morning. Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers are staffing the shelter providing comfort, meals, snacks, beverages, shelter, health services, and assistance as needed.

Throughout the day, volunteers also provided water, snacks and meals at select locations near the areas impacted by the storms.

The shelter will remain open in conjunction with emergency management partners as long as needed.

The City of Greensboro’s Contact Center will serve as a centralized point for non-Red Cross volunteers who wish to help with tornado cleanup. All interested residents, businesses and organizations should call 336-373-CITY (2489) and a City representative will collect your information.

Donation of items may be taken to the IRC at 470 E. Washington St., Greensboro.

The Red Cross mission is delivered through the commitment and passion of its volunteers. Whether you have 4 hours a month or 4 hours a day, there’s a place for you. If interested in joining the Red Cross, discover the possibilities at redcross.org/volunteer.

The Red Cross is able to deploy resources where needed, and to provide services here at home thanks to the generosity of our donors. Anyone wishing to help the Red Cross provide assistance to people impacted by disasters such as tornadoes, floods or home fires may donate at redcross.org/wnc, by calling 800-RED-CROSS or by texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.