Shelters Open to Serve Affected Residents
American Red Cross staff and volunteers are responding across Missouri as severe flooding continues to displace residents in several counties.
More than 40 Red Cross employees and volunteers are providing food, shelter and emotional support across the area. They have served hundreds of meals to displaced residents and first responders. Dozens of people have spent the night in local shelters. Right now there are two shelters open, including:
The Red Cross continues to conduct damage assessments throughout the state to determine the emergency needs of affected residents. Additional shelter sites and volunteers are on standby to assist in the continued efforts.
Red Cross steps to follow if your community is affected by flooding:
HOW TO HELP
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.
Photo: By Don Underwood Red Cross Public Affairs Volunteer