St. Louis, Wednesday, April 27, 2011 – Based on diminishing needs, the Red Cross will close its shelter in Maryland Heights. Red Cross workers are meeting with any storm victims to help evaluate their current needs and provide casework. The shelter will provide meals and snacks until 8 p.m. this evening.


Shelter Will Close at 8 p.m.:     Maryland Heights Community Center

2344 McKelvey Road, Maryland Heights, Missouri 63043


The Red Cross will continue to provide supplies to storm victims at the Dellwood Recreation Center. The Red Cross is handing out tarps, duct tape, coolers, shovels, clean-up kits, work gloves, trash bags, small flashlights and hand sanitizer. Residents must bring proof of identification and residency in one of the affected neighborhoods (i.e. a driver’s license, utility bill, etc.). This distribution will continue in the days to come as needed.

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            Clean-up Supplies Available:   Dellwood Recreation Center (parking lot)

                                                            10266 West Florissant Avenue, Dellwood, Missouri 63136

                                                            11 a.m. – 6 p.m. (while supplies last)

The American Red Cross is responding to disasters across more than half of the country as severe weather continues to devastate communities all over the United States. More than 400 people in Missouri and Illinois spent Tuesday night in Red Cross shelters as flooding forced them from their homes. In the last 5 days, the Red Cross has:

  • Provided more than 10,000 meals and snacks
  • Distributed more than 3,300 bulk items, such as cleaning supplies
  • Assessed more than 1,200 homes for damage

How to Get Help:

Red Cross encourages anyone who needs help, or knows of anyone who needs help, to call 314.516.2700. Red Cross provides immediate assistance with food, clothing, shelter and other critical needs in the wake of disasters and emergencies. For other emergency and long-term needs, local residents are encouraged to call the United Way’s 2-1-1 resource center, where a trained specialist is available 24/7/365. Those with cell phones only should call 800-427-4626.

How to Give Help:

All Red Cross disaster assistance is provided free of charge to those in need. The Red Cross depends on financial donations to help in times of disaster. Those who want to help people affected by disasters like tornadoes and flooding, as well as countless crises at home and around the world, can make a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. This gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters. Visit or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

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