Red Cross shelter opens in Alexander County

The American Red Cross of Eastern Missouri, coordinating with emergency managers, has opened a shelter in Ullin, Illinois for those affected by flooding. Red Cross volunteers will provide a place to sleep, food and medical needs for all persons displaced because of the current weather. Those who need emergency assistance can call (314) 516 – 2700.

The shelter is located at Shawnee Community College – 8364 Shawnee College Road in Alexander County.

The Red Cross says flooding is expected to continue affecting people over the next several days. 

They caution people should never drive through standing water and continue to monitor local radio and television for updated weather reports. 

You can also help people affected by disasters like the recent floods, home fires, tornadoes and hurricanes, as well as countless crises at home and around the world, by making a donation to support the American Red Cross Disaster Relief. 

Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters. Visit redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS or text the words REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter.

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