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.
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 www.redcross.org
American Red Cross
1545 N. West Bypass
Springfield, MO 65803
417-832-9500, ext. 107
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.
For more information go to www.redcross.org