Red Cross Opens Shelter in Mechanicsburg

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The shelter will provide meals, snack, cots and a place to gather with other affected by the flooding.

The volunteers of the American Red Cross are currently opening a shelter for those displaced by the flooding caused by today’s heavy rains at:

Silver Spring Presbyterian Church

444 Silver Spring Road

Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

Those coming to the shelter should bring their medicines, eyeglasses, and identification, in addition to any personal items to make their stay more comfortable such as books, pillows and blankets. The shelter will provide meals, snack, cots and a place to gather with other affected by the flooding.

The Red Cross is also working with local municipalities throughout Central Pennsylvania to determine needs for sheltering of those impacted by the flooding. Volunteers are on stand-by to open shelters if requested by civic authorities and to operate post-flooding outreach into affected communities to assess damage and help residents with cleanup supplies.

Update (Oct 12, 2013): The American Red Cross is closing its shelter at the Silver Spring Presbyterian Church, Mechanicsburg, Pa., as the need for the shelter has passed and area residents are able to return to their homes.

Teams of Red Cross volunteers are continuing to canvass the affected areas this afternoon, especially along the Yellow Breeches Creek and the Conodoguinet Creek, Cumberland County and in the Derry Township and Palmyra areas, to assess the damage caused by flooding after yesterday’s heavy rainfall.

Those in need from yesterday’s flooding may contact the American Red Cross at (717) 234-3101 or (866) 311-3832.