Red Cross Shelters

March 25, 2011                    NEWS RELEASE


Red Cross Opens Shelter in Cape Girardeau


Cape Girardeau, MO – The Greater Ozarks Chapter of the American Red Cross in Cape Girardeau, MO will open a shelter in at:


                                      The Osage Center

                                      1625 N. Kings Highway

                                      Cape Girardeau, MO0


The shelter which was open at the Salvation Army will close and sheltering will transition to the Osage Center.  For those people in need of emergency assistance, the shelter will be open by 6 p.m.  It is recommended that people staying at the shelter bring their own personal medications, toiletry items and a pillow and blanket if they wish. 


          The shelter remains open in Poplar Bluff at:


                             Black River Coliseum

                             301 S. 5th St.

                             Poplar Bluff, MO


If anyone is in need of emergency assistance you may contact the Greater Ozarks Chapter of the American Red Cross at 866-206-0256. 



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 or join our blog at






Joann Moore

Public Relations/Fundraising

American Red Cross

1545 N. West Bypass

Springfield, MO  65803

417-832-9500, ext. 107

Fax 417-866-3649




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