Three New Shelters will open

April 27, 2011                                                           NEWS RELEASE


Red Cross Will Open Three More Shelters


Cape Girardeau, MO


            The Southeast Chapter of the American Red Cross, Cape Girardeau, MO will open three more shelters;  they should be up and running by 3 p.m. today, April 27, 2011.  


Shelter Locations:


Mississippi County:                       First Baptist Church

                                                            205 Pearl Street     

                                                            East Prairie, MO  63845


                                                            First Baptist Church

                                                            301 South Main

                                                            Charleston, MO  63834


Stoddard County:                          Lighthouse Christian Center Ministries

                                                            13900 State Hwy. 25 North

                                                            Dexter, MO  63841


If anyone is in need of emergency assistance please contact the Greater Ozarks Chapter at 866-206-0256 in Springfield or the Southeast Missouri Chapter in Cape Girardeau at 888-335-9471.




You can help people affected by disasters, like the recent Missouri floods by donating to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. On those rare occasions when donations exceed Red Cross expenses for a specific disaster, contributions are used to prepare for and serve victims of other disasters. Your gift enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to victims of all disasters. You may also call 1-800-REDCROSS or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish) or mail your donation, to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington DC 20013.  Internet users can make a secure online donation by visiting




Joann Moore

Public Relations/Fundraising

American Red Cross

1545 N. West Bypass

Springfield, MO  65803

417-832-9500, ext. 107

Fax 417-866-3649




Floods are among the most frequent and costly natural disasters. Conditions that cause floods include heavy or steady rain for several hours or days that saturates the ground. Flash floods occur suddenly due to rapidly rising water along a stream or low-lying area.

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