Monday Update: Red Cross Assisting Families Throughout St. Louis Region

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Those in need of Red Cross Disaster Assistance should call 314-516-2700.

The American Red Cross continues to provide assistance to those affected by Wednesday’s powerful storms in the region.

Red Cross caseworkers are working with affected Hazelwood and Sullivan, MO residents to make sure their immediate needs are being met and that they are on a path toward recovery. So far more than 60 families have received Red Cross disaster relief assistance. Red Cross caseworkers are in the affected areas to meet with families, as well as working with them from Red Cross offices.

The 24-hour Red Cross shelter at the Hazelwood Civic Center at 8969 Dunn Road will close at 8 p.m. tonight. Since the storms hit Wednesday night, staff and volunteers have provided food, shelter and emotional support to affected residents at the shelter. During this time, 34 people spent the night at a Red Cross shelter in Hazelwood. Since Wednesday night, the Red Cross has provided more than 850 meals and more than 1700 snacks to affected residents, volunteers and first responders.

More than 85 disaster responder volunteers are part of this response and recovery effort. Carrying out the mission of the American Red Cross – to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies – would not be possible without the work of our dedicated volunteers and the generosity of our donors. Some 2,000 volunteers power our mission throughout the Greater St. Louis Region.

Those in need of Red Cross Disaster Assistance should call 314-516-2700. Those wishing to donate to the disaster relief effort can call 314-516-2800 or visit redcross.org.

The American Red Cross St. Louis Area Chapter is a proud member agency of the United Way of Greater St. Louis, which makes significant investments every year in Red Cross services.