The American Red Cross shelter at St Lucy’s Church on Gifford Street in Syracuse closed Thursday evening, as all residents have been placed in alternative housing. Red Cross caseworkers continue to support the long-term recovery needs of families affected by flooding earlier this week.
“I just want to say thank you to our volunteers for helping our neighbors in need this week,” said Rosie Taravella, CEO of the American Red Cross, Western and Central New York Region. “We are so grateful that St. Lucy’s Church and the Westcott Community Center opened their doors to us this week, and we also want to thank our community partners, including the Rescue Mission and Centro, that have supported our relief efforts these past few days.”
The Red Cross relies on financial contributions to provide help and comfort to disaster victims anywhere, anytime. You can help people affected by disasters like flooding, home fires and countless other crises by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. Visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers in Disaster Services, Services to Armed Forces, Blood Services, Health and Safety Services and more. To learn more about available opportunities, please visit www.redcross.org/ny/syracuse/volunteer.