Red Cross Opening Shelter in Chautauqua County

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Volunteers from the American Red Cross are opening a shelter in Chautauqua County for residents affected by a power outage in the area. The shelter will be located at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 24 East Chautauqua Street, Mayville. Volunteers will offer a warm place to stay, food and water, comfort and support. With dangerously cold temperatures expected overnight, residents affected by this power outage are urged to seek a warm place to stay for their own safety.

People can download the Red Cross Emergency App for instant access to winter storm and other disaster safety tips, as well real-time weather alerts and a map of shelter locations. Expert medical guidance and a hospital locator are included in the First Aid App in case of hypothermia, frostbite, and other emergencies. Both apps are available to download for free in app stores or at redcross.org/apps.

You can help people affected by disasters like winter storms and countless other crises by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. Visit redcross.org, call 1-800-REDCROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.