Red Cross Opens Shelter for Whitesboro Flood Evacuees
January 24, 2019
The American Red Cross has opened an emergency shelter in Whitesboro, New York (Oneida County) in response to local flooding. Red Cross workers are set up at Whitestown Community Center to provide warm meals, a safe place to sleep and emotional support for those with immediate, disaster-caused needs. Whitestown Community Center is located at 1 Championship Way, Whitesboro, NY 13492.
Individuals evacuating to a Red Cross shelter should bring essential items for each member of the family:
Prescriptions and emergency medications
Foods that meet unusual dietary requirements
Identification to show residence is in affected area and important personal documents
Extra clothing, pillows, blankets, hygiene supplies and other comfort items
Supplies needed for children and infants, such as diapers, formula and toys
Special items for family members who are elderly or disabled
Chargers for any electronic devices you bring with you
Books, games and other ways to entertain your family and yourself
All residents in flood-prone areas are encouraged to take steps to ensure their safety. For flood-related preparedness tips, follow this link or click the image below.
HOW TO HELP
The Red Cross relies on the generosity of local donors to help families prepare, respond and recover from disasters in Eastern New York. Please visit redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS to donate to Disaster Relief and help people affected by disasters big and small.
You can also help by volunteering with the Red Cross and responding to home fires and other disasters in your community. Browse current volunteer opportunities now at redcross.org/volunteer.