Monday, March 5, 2012

American Red Cross Shelters Remain Open

LOUISVILLE, KY, MAR. 5, 2012 – The following American Red Cross shelters remain open in Kentucky and Indiana for those affected by this week’s storms.

American Legion
209 S Main Street
Salem, IN 47167

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

     Morgan Central Elementary School
     3201 Hwy 460 West
     West Liberty, KY 41472

The following shelter locations are closed at this time: Morgan Community Center, Bedford, KY and Laurel County Fire Department, London, KY.

Seven Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicles have been out in affected areas providing food and water to affected residents and emergency workers. Over 150 Red Cross workers are staffing shelters and are out in the field helping those in need. To date, the Red Cross has served more than 1,300 meals and snacks. The Red Cross will remain in the affected areas until all of the emergency needs are met.
People can help those affected by disasters like the Midwest tornadoes and storms, as well as countless crises at home and around the world, by making a financial donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Consider making a donation today 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.