Press Release: Iowa



Contact: Laural Goforth at Office: (571) 918-5585; Cell: (512) 608-7272

CEDAR FALLS, IA – Friday, June 13, 2008 —

The American Red Cross continues on the scene in numerous areas of the state providing shelter, meals and snacks to families forced from their homes by flooding.

This is a rapidly evolving disaster situation, this information was updated as of 6:00 p.m., Friday.

Red Cross shelters in Northeastern Iowa:

  • University of Northern Iowa, West Gymnasium, 2501 Minnesota Street, Cedar Falls
  • Clear Lake Middle School, 1601 3rd Ave. N, Clear Lake
  • Wartburg-Waverly Sports and Wellness Center, 100 Wartburg Blvd., Waverly
  • Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School, 1002 G Avenue, Vinton
  • Johnson County Fairgrounds, 4261 Oakcrest Hill Road SE, Building A, Iowa City
  • Toledo Community Building, 103 S. Church, Toledo
  • Viola Gibson Elementary School, 6101 Gibson Drive NE, Cedar Rapids
  • Prairie High School, 401 76th Ave, Cedar Rapids

Additional shelters have gone on standby to be reactivated as needed:

  • Calvary Foresquare Church, 1100 N. Highway 38, Tipton
  • Mental Health Institute, 2277 Iowa Ave, Independence
  • Hoover Middle School, 630 Hillcrest Road, Waterloo
  • Marshalltown Coliseum, 20 West State St., Marshalltown

Bulk Distribution Sites in Northeastern Iowa to open tomorrow:

Waverly –

Also Service Delivery Site

100 Wartberg Blvd., Waverly

Cedar Falls/Waterloo –

Also Service Delivery Site

Wal-Mart Parking Lot

220 Brandi Lynn

Mason City

600 S. Port Mall

1720 Federal Lane


Sheriffs Office, 211 S. 6th Street

Charles City

St. Johns Evangelist Lutheran Church, 200 S. Main Street


209 S. Main Street


Fire Station, 400 Clairbon

Evacuation Centers in Central Iowa Area

  • Callanan Middle School, 310 Center Street, Des Moines (Des Moines Parks and Recreation, Support by Red Cross)
  • Hoyt Middle School, 2700 E. 42nd Street, Des Moines (Des Moines Parks and Recreation, Support by Red Cross)
  • Harding Middle School, 203 E. Euclid Ave, Des Moines (Des Moines Parks and Recreation, Support by Red Cross)
  • Weeks Middle School, 901 E. Park Ave, Des Moines (Des Moines Parks and Recreation, Support by Red Cross)
  • Saylor Township Fire Dept., 211 NW 54th Street, Des Moines (Saylor Township, Support by Red Cross)
  • Shelters Open in Central Iowa Area
  • SE Polk Middle School, 831 NE University Ave., Runnelles
  • Pella Community High School, 201 E. University, Pella
  • Ottumwa High School, 501 E. 2nd St., Ottumwa

Mobile Casework Continues:

Call 1-866-GET-INFO

All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. You can help the victims of flooding and thousands of other disasters across the country each year by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, which enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to those in need. Call 1-800-HELP NOW or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish). Contributions to the Disaster Relief Fund may be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P. O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013. Internet users can make a secure online contribution by visiting

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