Red Cross bringing relief to Western Washington flood areas

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SEATTLE, Wash. (Dec. 5, 2007) — The American Red Cross is providing shelter, food and other necessities for those affected by the flooding throughout in Western Washington. Residents whose homes have become uninhabitable due to flooding should go to your nearest Red Cross shelter. Red Cross shelters can be found at the following locations:

King County

Spartan Gym at 18560 1st Ave. NE, Shoreline / OPEN

 

Snohomish County

World Harvester Family Church, 20830 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood / OPEN

 

Kitsap County

United Methodist Church, 9982 Silverdale Way, Silverdale / OPEN

 

Lewis County

Chehalis LDS Church, 2195 Jackson Hwy, Chehalis, / OPEN

WF West High School, 342 SW 16th Street, Chehalis, / OPEN

Edison Elementary School, 607 H Street, Centralia, / OPEN

Centralia Middle School, 901 Johnson Road, Centralia, / OPEN

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 349 North Market Blvd, Chehalis, / OPEN

 

Thurston County

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1515 Harrison Avenue NW, Olympia, / OPEN

Rochester LDS Church, 18501 Paulson Street SW, Rochester, OPEN

 

Mason County

Mason County Public Utilities Department, 307 West Cota Street, Shelton / OPEN

Theler Community Center, 22871 NE State Route 3, Belfair / OPEN

 

The American Red Cross has opened Red Cross shelters for residents who have been evacuated because of rising floodwaters. Red Cross disaster volunteers will be there to provide displaced residents with safe shelter and warm place to stay. Residents seeking shelter are asked to bring – toiletries including toothpaste, personal hygiene items, medication, blankets, sleeping bags, pillows, clothing, towels, and washcloths. Bringing a stuffed animal, toys, games, books and/or a favorite blanket might make small children more comfortable. For medical reasons, pets are not allowed in shelters. Local disaster volunteers with the American Red Cross will been providing shelter and meals to individuals and families displaced from their homes.

For more information on the local Red Cross response please go to www.seattleredcross.org or call 206-323-2345.

 

The American Red Cross Mount Rainier Chapter has opened Red Cross shelters for South Sound residents who have been evacuated because of rising floodwaters. Red Cross disaster volunteers will be there to provide displaced residents with safe shelter and warm place to stay. Residents seeking shelter are asked to bring – toiletries including toothpaste, personal hygiene items, medication, blankets, sleeping bags, pillows, clothing, towels, and washcloths. Bringing a stuffed animal, toys, games, books and/or a favorite blanket might make small children more comfortable. For medical reasons, pets are not allowed in shelters. Local disaster volunteers with the American Red Cross will been providing shelter and meals to individuals and families displaced from their homes.

American Red Cross Mount Rainier Chapter
(360) 748-4607 Lewis County Office
(360) 352-8575 Thurston-Mason Counties Office
(253) 474-0400 Pierce County Office

For those seeking Red Cross assistance, please call 1-866-GET-INFO

How You Can Help

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 Northwest Flooding, 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. Call 1-800-REDCROSS 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, PO Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013. Internet users can make a secure online contribution by visiting http://www.redcross.org.

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