June 21, 2010
Red Cross Opens Cooling Centers
Springfield, MO — The Greater Ozarks Chapter of the American Cross will open cooling centers starting today through Wednesday or possibly longer at three locations. The locations are as follows:
Springfield Regional Chapter Office
1545 N. West Bypass, Springfield
Open normal business hours – 8 a.m. till 4:30 p.m.
Joplin – Chapter Office
410 S. Jackson Ave., Joplin
Open normal business hours – 8 a.m. till 5 p.m.
Lebanon – Chapter office
325 B. Harwood, Lebanon
People in and around Lebanon must contact Emergency Management at 417-532-6992 before coming to the Lebanon office.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; 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 mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.
Public Information Officer
Financial Development Assistant
American Red Cross
Greater Ozarks Chapter
1545 N. West Bypass
Springfield, MO. 65803
417-832-9500 EXT. 107
Toll Free: 1-866-206-0256 EXT. 107
Sign up for our Inauguaral 5K Run For “RED”iness on Saturday June 12th and help support disaster relief in our 29 counties!
Go to www.redcross-ozarks.org to register.
SHOP OURONLINE STOREhttp://www.redcross-ozarks.org/storefor a selection of SAFETYSUPPLIES!
Summer-thetime of year for fun at the pool, lake and beach, but accidents canhappen if you take a vacation from safety! The Red Cross has severaltips to help you stay safe in or around the water. First, everyoneshould learn to swim and swim well! Nobody, including adults shouldever swim alone and children should always be supervised! Second,kids and adults who are not strong swimmers should wearU.S.Coast Guard approvedlife jackets anytime they are around the water. Third, if you have apool, keep basic lifesaving equipment nearby, like a ring buoy,first aid kit, and cell phone. Finally, take a first aid and CPRclass so that you can respond in the event of anemergency!