Red Cross continues to shelter and care for families


In the aftermath of widespread flooding, Red Cross disaster volunteers are continuing to choose to leave their homes to help those who had no choice. The Red Cross is now helping families across the central, east central and south-central portions of the state including Indianapolis, Muncie, New Castle, Shelbyville and several communities in Monroe County.

If you find that you need to evacuate, please be prepared to do so. Plan to bring extra clothing, pillows, blankets, medications, personal hygiene items and important documents if you need to stay at a shelter. Don't forget items for infants, children, older adults and people with functional needs and make arrangements for your pets.

Current open shelters are at:

American Red Cross

325 E. Washington Street

Muncie 47305

New Castle Memorial Fairgrounds – Smith Building

2221 N. Memorial Drive

New Castle 47362

Shelbyville High School

2003 S. Miller Street

Shelbyville 46176

Red Cross disaster relief focuses on meeting people's immediate emergency needs caused by disaster. When disaster threatens or strikes, the Red Cross provides shelter, food, and health and emotional health services to address basic human needs and assist individuals and families in resuming their normal daily activities independently.

You can help people affected by disasters big and small by making a gift to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters. You can donate by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Your donation helps provide food, shelter and emotional support to those affected by disasters.