Shelter update

April 30, 2011                       NEWS RELEASE

Red Cross Continues Their Mission

Shelter update and correction

Springfield, MO

         

Correction to Shelter Information for Saturday, April 30, 2011

 

The Greater Ozarks Chapter and Southeast Missouri Chapter of the American Red Cross continue to operate shelters at the following locations:

 

Advance High School Gym                                 Advance, MO

 

First Baptist Church                                              East Prairie, MO

 

First Baptist Church                                              Charleston, MO

 

Lighthouse Christian Center                              Dexter, MO

 

Morehouse First Baptist Church                       Morehouse, MO

 

Osage Community Center                                   Cape Girardeau, MO

 

            The Red Cross disaster relief operation in Southern Missouri has sheltered over 400 people in the last several days.  They have also provided 1,763 meals and 1,619 snacks.  Three Emergency Response Vehicles have also provided mobile feeding.  At least 100 comfort kits were also distributed.

 

            Late last night a truck arrived in Cape Girardeau with bulk distribution supplies which will be distributed in that area.  The truck left Springfield yesterday afternoon with supplies which came from the Red Cross St. Louis distribution center.  It includes items such as clean-up kits, work gloves, and comfort kits. 

 

            At the present time Damage Assessment teams are still unable to access damaged areas in the Branson area due to the high waters.  More information will be provided as it becomes available on damage assessment in the Branson area. Due to zero population, the shelter in Branson was closed at the Salvation Army.  The Red Cross had provided the cots, blankets and volunteers to operate the shelter.    

 

            The media is encouraged to view the Greater Ozarks chapter website at www.redcross-ozarks.org .  Click on news at the top of the page and follow information on the links at the bottom of the page to utube, twitter, facebook, etc. 

 

            The Greater Ozarks Chapter and the Southeast Missouri Chapters of the American Red Cross would like to thank the public for all their support of the recent disaster in Missouri.  With a forecast of more rain on the way, your Red Cross remains committed to helping everyone who has been affected by the Missouri floods.       

         

 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.

 

 

 

 

Joann Moore

Public Relations/Fundraising

American Red Cross

1545 N. West Bypass

Springfield, MO  65803

417-832-9500, ext. 107

Fax 417-866-3649

moorej@redcross-ozarks.org

 

 

 

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 

 

 

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