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Hollister Shelter closing Monday 8/12 at 3:00pm

We have met with everyone who has been staying in the shelter and we are confident that together we have a plan for the next steps to recovery.

The American Red Cross is transitioning the shelter; located at New Beginnings Fellowship in Hollister, MO., to close today at 3:00 pm. Lunch will be served at the shelter location with the support of our partners at Salvation Army.

All of the families that were staying in the shelter have individually met with Red Cross caseworkers and have arrangements for housing, either temporary or permanent. “We have met with everyone who has been staying in the shelter and we are confident that together we have a plan for the next steps to recovery.” said Kathleen Conley, Red Cross volunteer caseworker.

The Red Cross team will continue to work with the families to determine additional resources to meet ongoing needs as they get back on their feet. Long Term caseworkers are beginning the process of outreach to the community to determine whether or not there are additional members of the affected areas that might have not been at the shelter, but are still in need of recovery assistance.

If you have been affected by the flooding in Hollister and have not yet been in touch with the Red Cross we would encourage you to contact us to find out what resources are available for you. You can reach us toll free at 1-866-206-0256 at any time, 24 hours a day 7 days a week, we are here.

You can help people affected by disasters like floods, 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, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters. Visit www.redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. Contributions may also be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 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 or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.