New Mass Care Trailers reduce response time for set up of Disaster Shelters in communities in Region!

Greater Ozarks Chapter

1545 N. West Bypass

Springfield MO 65803

417-832-9500 Ext. 107

Contact: Nigel Holderby

holderbyn@redcross-ozarks.org

South Central Area Response Time Reduced

With Four New Mass Care Trailers

American Red Cross Greater Ozarks Region, 10/20/2011-

The Greater Ozarks Region is excited to share with you some information
affecting our ability to respond to our local communities! Through funds
from the Regional Homeland Security Oversight Committee, The Red Cross
has purchased 4 new Mass Care Shelter Trailers.

The Trailers are stocked with 100 cots, 200 blankets, 100 pillows, and a
shelter kit. “This decreases our response time to open a shelter during
disasters dramatically, by having supplies prepositioned in each county.
The new trailers are being placed in Reynolds, Oregon, Wright, and
Douglas with trailers already in Carter, Texas and Howell,” states JJ
Travis Emergency Services Director for The South Central Missouri Area.

To activate the Shelter Trailer please call JJ Travis Emergency Services
Director for South Central Missouri at 573-707-4029 or Renee Horne
Emergency Services Director for Reynolds County at (573) 648-2494.

For additional information regarding this story please contact CCO Nigel
Holderby @ 417-207-6349

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 www.redcross.org
<http://www.redcross.org/> or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org
<http://blog.redcross.org/> .

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