February 3, 2011
Red Cross Shelters Officially Closed
Springfield, MO – The Greater Ozarks Chapter of the American Red Cross has officially closed the three shelters in Springfield, Lebanon and Lamar. If anyone is in need of emergency assistance they are requested to call the Disaster Hotline at 800-272-1450.
All other requests for information may be directed to Joann Moore, Public Relations representative for the chapter, at 417-839-3989.
The American Red Cross helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Last year, almost a million volunteers and 35,000 employees helped victims of almost 75,000 disasters; taught lifesaving skills to millions; and helped U.S. service members separated from their families stay connected. Almost 4 million people gave blood through the Red Cross, the largest supplier of blood and blood products in the United States. The American Red Cross is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. An average of 91 cents of every dollar the Red Cross spends is invested in humanitarian services and programs. The Red Cross is not a government agency; it relies on donations of time, money, and blood to do its work.
American Red Cross
1545 N. West Bypass
Springfield, MO 65803
417-832-9500, ext. 107
Winter storms can range from a moderate snow over a few hours to a blizzard with blinding, wind-driven snow that lasts for several days. Some winter storms are large enough to affect several states, while others affect only a single community. Many winter storms are accompanied by dangerously low temperatures and sometimes by strong winds, icing, sleet and freezing rain.
. … Click on the link www.redcross.org/BeRedCrossReady and GET PREPARED!