The American Red Cross Opens Safe, Cool Shelter

This shelter will provide a safe, cool place for those affected by storms to rest, get some sleep, and charge devices.

The American Red Cross Opens Safe, Cool Shelter To Those Still Affected By Storms

Due to the thousands of households still without power from last week's storms, the American Red Cross will be opening a shelter at 7:00 p.m. tonight at:

Armstrong Senior High School

10635 36th Ave N

Plymouth, MN 55441

This shelter will provide a safe, cool place for those affected by storms to rest, get some sleep, and charge devices - including nebulizers and other rechargeable batteries for medical devices.

The American Red Cross has been responding since the storms first hit, helping families who suffered trees falling on their homes, fires from storm-affected A/C units, and other damage. This week there has been an uptick in the number of people requesting help from the Red Cross as they have exhausted their immediate resources and are still without power and/or in need of assistance.

The shelter will be available beginning at 7:00 p.m. tonight until power is restored and/or immediate assistance is no longer needed.

You can help people affected by disasters, like those impacted by storms, 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 www.redcross.org/northmn or call (612) 460-3700.

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and counsels victims of disasters; provides nearly half of the nation's blood supply; teaches lifesaving skills; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its humanitarian mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org/northmn or call (612) 871-7676.