Red Cross Opens Shelter to Assist Families Displaced by Mid-South Flooding

Red Cross volunteer helping lady in a shelter

Together with the City of Memphis Office of Emergency Management, the Mid-South Chapter of the American Red Cross is currently supporting residents who have been displaced from their homes due to the flash flooding in the area.  Our volunteers are currently staffing an emergency shelter to assist more than 160 residents, the majority are residents of the Wheel Estate Mobile Home Park, who have been displaced due to flooding.

"Over the next few days, volunteers will be canvassing affected communities to assess damage and help with immediate needs of those displaced from their homes due to flooding," said Jeana Bailley, Mid-South Disaster Program Manager.

An emergency shelter has opened for affected residents at: 

Hickory Hill Community Center
3910 Ridgeway Road
Memphis, TN  38115

The quickest way to find an open Red Cross shelter is to visit redcross.org or iPhone users can download a free Red Cross Shelter View app from the app store.  You can also view open shelters through one of our free mobile disaster apps.  If you don’t have access to a computer or iPhone, calltel:1-800-RED%20CROSS" target="_blank">1-800-RED CROSS (tel:1-800-733-2767" target="_blank">1-800-733-2767) to be connected to your local chapter.  

 

HOW TO HELP:  Every year, the Red Cross responds to nearly 70,000 disasters ranging from a home fire involving one family to larger disasters like hurricanes and wildfires that impact entire communities. If someone would like to help, they can make a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief by visiting www.redcross.org, calling tel:1-800-RED%20CROSS" target="_blank">1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.