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American Red Cross Shelter Remains Open Following Multiple Fires

(Scranton, PA) – The Red Cross Lackawanna Chapter shelter at the Greenridge Assembly of God Church continues to remain open. The shelter, located at 825 Greenridge Street in Scranton, is currently housing 10 individuals.

The Red Cross served breakfast this morning, courtesy of McDonalds, lunch provided by Dominos and dinner, courtesy of The Olive Garden. Thanks to “United Neighborhood,” a local agency that provided clothing to approximately 20 clients. The Red Cross continues to work with multiple agencies in order to find long term housing for those affected by the fires.

Make a difference in the lives of others by becoming a Red Cross volunteer with the disaster team. For individuals and families who have been personally affected by a fire or disaster - the offer of a warm blanket, the means to purchase food and clothing, lodging, personal hygiene items like those found in a comfort kit, even a stuffed animal for a child can make all the difference for a hopeful tomorrow. Contact Red Cross Volunteer Services at (610) 865-4400 ext. 219 or email Volunteer and Youth Services.

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 or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

You can help people affected by disasters like floods, fires, tornadoes and hurricanes, 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 or call 1-800-RED-CROSS, (1-800-733-2767). Contributions may also be sent to the American Red Cross, Lackawanna Chapter, 545 Jefferson Avenue, Scranton, PA 18510. Learn more about the Lackawanna Chapter at Find us on Facebook at