Press Release: Indiana 6.15.08

AMERICAN RED CROSS DISASTER RESPONSE UPDATE – June 15, 2008

Contact: Ann Gregson at (317) 684-4364 (office) or (317) 538-2269 (cell)

INDIANAPOLIS, June 15, 2008 – Red Cross volunteers are working throughout the weekend to meet the disaster-caused needs of Hoosiers throughout central and southern Indiana recovering from last week’s floods.

People needing Red Cross disaster assistance should call 1-866-GET-INFO to receive Red Cross shelter and service center locations, and other vital information.

AMERICAN RED CROSS SERVICE DELIVERY SITES:
Red Cross caseworkers continue to work with families to verify their specific disaster-caused needs and provide emergency assistance.

The following locations will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily. (NEW HOURS)

  • Bartholomew County: Northside Middle School, 1400 27th St., Columbus, IN
  • Johnson County: Johnson Center for Fine Arts, Franklin College, 101 Branigan Blvd. Franklin, IN (NEW SITE)
  • Morgan County: Poston Road Elementary, 139 E. Poston Rd., Martinsville, IN
  • Owen County: Spencer Elementary, 151 E Hillside Ave, Spencer, IN
  • Vigo County: Booker T. Washington Community Center, 1101 S. 13th St., Terre Haute, IN
  • Vigo County: West Vigo Community Center, 127 W. Johnson St., West Terre Haute, IN

The following location will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, June 16, 2008.

  • Jackson County – Medora Conservation Club, 7709 W. 650 S., Medora, IN (NEW SITE)
  1. People seeking Red Cross assistance need to bring a valid photo ID and proof of residence with them.
  2. Clean up supplies – gloves, tarps and trash bags are also available at these locations.

Information on additional service delivery sites and outreach efforts will be forthcoming.

AMERICAN RED CROSS SHELTERS OPEN:

  • Red Cross volunteers continue to care for flood-affected residents at the following facilities:
  • Bartholomew County: Northside Middle School, 1400 27th St., Columbus, IN
  • Gibson County: American Red Cross Gibson County Chapter, 312 W. State St., Princeton, IN
  • Morgan County: Martinsville High School, 1360 E. Gray St., Martinsville, IN
  • Vigo County: Terre Haute North High School, 3434 Maple Ave, Terre Haute, IN


INDIANA TORNADOES AND FLOODS FACTS AT A GLANCE, as of June 14, 2008

  • Shelters Open: 16 (Four are currently open)
  • Meals and Snacks: 80,601
  • Fixed Feeding Sites: 14 (Seven are currently open)
  • Kitchens: 3
  • Emergency Response Vehicles: 25
  • Bulk Items Distributed (gloves, tarps and trash bags): 85,461
  • Clean-up Kits Distributed (mop, bucket, bleach, etc.): 854
  • Comfort kits: 545
  • Service Delivery Sites: 8 (Seven are currently open)
  • Mental Health Contacts: 2,926
  • Health Services Contacts: 2,043
  • Total Red Cross Workers on the job in Indiana: 580

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 thousands of disasters across the country each year, disasters like the Indiana Tornadoes and Floods, 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 victims of disaster. The American Red Cross honors donor intent. If you wish to designate your donation to a specific disaster, please do so at the time of your donation. Contributions to the Disaster Relief Fund may be sent to the American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis at 441 E. 10th St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-3388 or to your local Red Cross chapter. Contributions can also be made by calling (317) 684-1441 or by visiting www.redcross-indy.org/donate.

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