Thursday, March 8, 2012

American Red Cross Providing Services in Affected Communities

LOUISVILLE, KY, MAR. 8, 2012 – The American Red Cross continues to provide relief to residents of Kentucky and Southern Indiana devastated by last week’s tornados.
Fifteen Red Cross emergency response vehicles are out delivering food, water, coffee and utility gloves throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana. To date, over 17,000 meals and snacks have been served.

More than 330 trained Red Cross workers from across the country have come together here in Kentuckiana to assist the affected communities. Of those 330, 157 are from the Commonwealth.

 On March 9, the Red Cross will also have a truck stationed at the Monroe Township Fire Department, 315 S. Ferguson Street, Henryville, IN 47126, distributing comfort kits and supplies to affected residents.

As the American Red Cross continues to provide mobile feeding in the affected areas, the following Red Cross shelters will remain open to meet the immediate, emergency needs of those displaced.

 Indiana:          Charlestown High School, 1 Pirate Place, Charlestown, IN 47111

                        Chelsea Church of God, 6231 S State Road 62, Lexington, IN 47138

                        Country Lake Retreat, 815 Country Lake Road, Underwood, IN 47177

Kentucky:      Assembly Faith Church, 5578 Hwy 519, West Liberty, KY 41472

The following shelter locations are closed at this time: American Legion, Salem, IN; Morgan Community Center, Bedford, KY; Morgan Central Elementary School, West Liberty, KY; and Laurel County Fire Department, London, KY.

To support American Red Cross Disaster Relief, monetary donations can be made by visiting, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.  Contributions may also be sent to someone’s local Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013. Contributions enable the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters.