Red Cross shelters Open


April 30, 2011

Red Cross Shelter Update


The following shelters managed by volunteers of the Greater Ozarks Chapter and Southeast Chapter of the American Red Cross remain open.


Shelter Locations:


Cape Girardeau County:                                 Osage Center

                                                                        1625 N. Kings Highway, Cape Girardeau, MO


Stoddard County:                                           Advance High School Gym

                                                                        201 E. School St. Advance, MO


                                                                        Lighthouse Christian Center Ministries

                                                                        13900 State Hwy. 25 North, Dexter, MO


Mississippi County:                                         First Baptist Church,

                                                                        205 Pearl Street, East Prairie, MO  63845


                                                                        First Baptist Church

                                                                        301 South Main, Charleston, MO 


New Madrid County:                                     Morehouse First Baptist Church

                                                                        210 Beech St., Morehouse, MO



Your American Red Cross needs your help.  If you would like to support the disaster relief operation please join us by logging onto           


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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