Red Cross opening shelter in Little Rock following tornado damage
Shelter to open at 6 p.m.
LITTLE ROCK, AR March 31, 2023 — The American Red Cross is opening a shelter for residents affected by today’s tornado damage:
- Calvary Baptist Church, 5700 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, AR 72207
The role of the Red Cross in any disaster is to focus on addressing the immediate needs of those affected. The Red Cross is coordinating with community, government and emergency management officials to determine where and when additional assistance is needed.
Identification and/or proof of residency is NOT required to be admitted to a Red Cross shelter. Individuals and families are encouraged to bring the following items with them:
·clothing for a few days
·a child’s stuffed animal, blanket or other items for your children
American Red Cross services are free and available to all regardless of race, religious beliefs, nationality, or citizenship status.
How to help:
For individuals wishing to assist the Red Cross in responding to community disasters, a financial donation is best. This allows the Red Cross to be flexible in using the funds to directly address the needs of those affected. To donate, call 1-800 RED CROSS or donate online at www.redcross.org. To volunteer to assist the Red Cross in responding to disasters, go to redcross.org.
For the latest information on Red Cross relief efforts in Arkansas, please follow @ArkRedCross on Facebook or Twitter.
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 cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.