VIDEO: Shelter in Pennsylvania

February 6, 2014

Red Cross Shelter in Long Island

February 8, 2013

Red Cross Opens Shelter on Martha’s Vineyard

February 8, 2013

The Red Cross is operating a shelter now open on Martha’s Vineyard at the Tisbury Elementary.

The address is 40 W William Street, Vineyard Haven.

This brings the total number of shelters with Red Cross volunteers up to four: Nauset, Sandwich and Yarmouth opened earlier today.

Please note there is a public-facing app for shelters you can see on your desktop at, or you can download the shelter app on iTunes or GooglePlay.

Greater New York: Ready for the Storm

February 8, 2013

PHOTO: Greater NY Stocks Shelter Trucks

February 8, 2013

Eastern Massachusetts Supporting Three Shelters

February 8, 2013

BARNSTABLE, MA – The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) held a conference call at 9:00 a.m. Friday, February 8, 2013. Based on the most recent storm forecast, the REPC announces the following Cape Cod regional shelters will be opened on Friday afternoon, February 8, 2013, at 3 p.m.

Sandwich High School Shelter: 365 Quaker Meetinghouse Road, Sandwich
Status: Opening to the public on Friday, February 8 at 3 p.m.

Animal Shelter: Yes

Dennis Yarmouth Regional High School Regional Shelter: 210 Station Avenue, South Yarmouth

Status: Opening to the public on Friday, February 8 at 3 p.m.

Animal Shelter: Yes

Nauset Regional High School Shelter: 100 Cable Road, Eastham

Status: Opening to the public on Friday, February 8 at 3 p.m.

Animal Shelter: Yes

Disaster Alert: Blizzard in North Dakota

March 13, 2011

Disaster Alert

North Dakota – The North Dakota Highway Patrol says about 800 people have been rescued from vehicles stuck on ice-slicked roads and in drifting snow after a blizzard struck the state creating white-out conditions Friday through Saturday. Pileups and crashes left more than 500 cars abandoned on roads. The governor issued a winter storm emergency and directed the National Guard to assist.

The West Dakota Chapter opened five shelters on Friday night for stranded motorists and provided mass care to the residents.

Story: Busy Day Two At A Red Cross Shelter

February 10, 2011

This story is written by volunteers at the Red Cross Twin Cities Area Chapter.

Riley, 2, gets a snack with help from Red Cross volunteer Bonnie Reyers at the Bloomington shelter. Riley and his mother escaped the apartment fire early Tuesday morning.

By 10 a.m. the list of tasks was getting long. Shelter Manager Ruth Talford needed to order pizzas for lunch, arrange transportation to off-site showers, and set up two family meeting rooms, including one for discussing financial assistance and another for providing stress relief and counseling. Later in the afternoon, Talford would need to help families get to where they could request government emergency assistance funds.

Meanwhile families in the shelter were busy, too.

Grandmother Eva Dale needed emergency medical care for care of her feet, but first she had to prepare granddaughter Kiara for kindergarten. That meant finding some school clothes and transportation to Kiara’s elementary school.

Red Cross volunteers sprung into action and within 15 minutes Kiara was decked out in a school outfit and winter coat, but she still needed shoes. So did her sister, Kiana, as well as Grandmother Eva. Shoes were in short supply so one volunteer was given names of two nearby neighbors who had offered to help.


Disaster Update: Stranded Passengers in Colorado

February 2, 2011

Disaster Update

Colorado – As travel corridors start to open up, Greyhound has revised the number of stranded residents down to roughly 30 passengers. Instead of opening a separate shelter, the Red Cross will be dropping off cots and blankets at the downtown terminal between 4:30pm and 4:45pm today

American Red Cross Mile High Chapter

Disaster Alert: Cold Weather in Louisiana

December 28, 2010

Disaster Alert

Louisiana – Below average temperatures triggered the city of New Orleans Cold Weather Response Plan, which affected residents within St. Tammany Parish on Monday.

Disaster Action Team members from the Southeast Louisiana chapter were on the scene with a logistics vehicle and a shelter was placed on stand-by for affected-area residents.


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