Press Release: Shelters, Warming Stations Remain Open to Residents Still Without Power

BETHLEHEM, PA (Nov. 2, 2012) – The American Red Cross continues to operate or support four shelters and four warming centers to help people still without power.

SHELTER LOCATIONS

Berks County

• Reading High School, 801 N. 13th Street, Reading, PA – pet friendly

Lehigh/Northampton counties

• Dieruff High School (gymnasium), 815 N. Irving Street, Allentown, PA
The shelter is pet friendly with accessibility to limited hot water for showers. Residents are asked to bring personal toiletries and towels.

Monroe County

• East Stroudsburg University, Kohler Field House, 200 Prospect Street, East Stroudsburg, PA (FEMA managed; supported by Red Cross)

• Pocono Mountain High School West, 180 Panther Lane, Pocono Summit, PA

WARMING STATIONS

Monroe County

• Pleasant Valley Middle School, Route 115, Brodheadsville, PA
Nov. 2 – 4; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Meals available. Showers available; must bring own toiletries and towels.

Lackawanna County

• Dalton Fire Company, 109 South Turnpike Road, Dalton, PA; hours: noon – 9 p.m.; meals available

• Jefferson Fire Company, 405 Cortez Road, Jefferson Township, PA; hours: noon – 9 p.m.; meals available

• Lackawanna Trail High School, 1 Tunnel Hill Road, Factory Station, PA; hours: 7 – 9 p.m.; meals available

HOW TO HELP
People can make a financial donation by visiting http://www.redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to someone’s local Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.

PLEASE GIVE BLOOD
The storm has also caused the cancellation of hundreds of Red Cross blood drives, resulting in a loss of as many as 11,000 blood products and people are eligible are asked to schedule a blood donation now, especially if they live outside the areas impacted by the storm. To schedule a donation time or get more information about giving blood, people can visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). To give blood, someone must be at least 17 years of age, meet weight and height requirements and be in general good health. Donors should bring their Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID with them. Some states allow 16-year-olds to give with parental consent.

Northeast PA Region Red Cross chapters and contact information:

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