Red Cross opens shelter for those impacted by storm-damage

Red Cross opens shelter for those impacted by storm-damage

POSTED: Monday, December 10, 2012 - 6:15pm

UPDATED: Monday, December 10, 2012 - 6:19pm

American Red Cross volunteers are opening a shelter tonight for residents who have storm-related damages.

The shelter at Bethany World Prayer Center, 13855 Plank Road, Zachary, will open at 6:00 p.m.

Red Cross volunteers have been assisting throughout the day in the Baker/Alsen area, as well as later in Ascension Parish. They have provided tarps, as well as food and water.

Residents in need of shelter tonight should bring:

  • prescription and emergency medication
  • medical equipment such as a wheelchair/walker, oxygen, etc.
  • extra clothing
  • pillows
  • blankets and sleeping bags
  • hygiene supplies
  • specialty snacks and juices for those with dietary restrictions
  • supplies for infants
  • other comfort items 

Additionally, special items for children and infants, such as diapers, formulas and toys, should be brought, along with other items for family members who are elderly or disabled.

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