Red Cross Offers Clean-Up Supplies in Dellwood; Shelter Remains Open in Maryland Heights
Red Cross volunteers continue damage assessments and mobile feeding in neighborhoods
St. Louis, Tuesday, April 26, 2011 – Based on developing needs in storm-damaged neighborhoods, the American Red Cross will be offering clean-up items from a fixed location at the Dellwood Recreation Center. The Red Cross will provide tarps, duct tape, coolers, shovels, clean-up kits, work gloves, trash bags, comfort kits, small flashlights and hand sanitizer to storm victims. Residents must bring proof of identification and residency in one of the affected neighborhoods (i.e. a driver’s license, utility bill, etc.). This distribution will continue in the days to come as needed.
Clean-up Supplies Available: Dellwood Recreation Center (parking lot)
10266 West Florissant Avenue, Dellwood, Missouri 63136
11 a.m. – 6 p.m. (while supplies last)
The Red Cross shelter remains open for families who are displaced from their homes due to the storms.
Shelter Remains Open: Maryland Heights Community Center
2344 McKelvey Road, Maryland Heights, Missouri 63043
The Red Cross, along with community partners including United Way of Greater St. Louis, are working with emergency management officials, providing support for first responders, and staffing the Missouri and Illinois Emergency Operations Centers (EOC).
Red Cross volunteers will continue “mobile feeding” efforts, driving Emergency Response Vehicles throughout affected neighborhoods and handing out meals. To date, the Red Cross has served more than 2,000 meals and snacks. Outreach teams are canvassing neighborhoods performing damage assessments and providing casework as needed, which is anticipated to continue through the week.
In addition, the St. Louis Area Chapter is helping to send supplies and support the disaster relief efforts throughout southern Missouri and Illinois, where flooding has forced hundreds of families to evacuate their homes. Ten shelters are currently open to provide a safe place to stay along with emergency care. Additional shelters will open as needed; to find a shelter location, go to http://www.redcross.org and click “Find a Shelter.” As weather unfolds, additional trained volunteers are on standby; St. Louis has more than 600 trained disaster volunteers ready to deploy at a moment’s notice.
How to Get Help:
Red Cross encourages anyone who needs help, or knows of anyone who needs help, to go to the Maryland Heights shelter or call 314.516.2700. Red Cross provides immediate assistance with food, clothing, shelter and other critical needs in the wake of disasters and emergencies. For other emergency and long-term needs, local residents are encouraged to call the United Way’s 2-1-1 resource center, where a trained specialist is available 24/7/365. Those with cell phones only should call 800-427-4626.
How to Give Help:
All Red Cross disaster relief assistance is provided free, thanks to generous public support. For anyone and everyone who would like to help people affected by the storms, recent local disasters, or those affected by the thousands of disasters across the country and around the world, they can visit http://www.redcrossstl.org, call 1.800.RED CROSS.
As always, we appreciate your support for the American Red Cross!