Red Cross Opening Shelter at Canisteo Fire Department After Blizzard and Power Outages

UPDATE: As of 11pm, the warming shelter at Addison Jr/Sr High School has been closed, in conjunction with emergency officials. The shelter at Canisteo Fire Department will remain open overnight.


Warming Center open at Addison Jr./Sr. High School


CORNING, NY, Monday, December 2, 2019— Volunteers from the American Red Cross are operating a shelter at the Canisteo Fire Department, 14 South Main Street in Canisteo, for residents affected by the recent winter storm and resulting power outages. Volunteers at the shelter are offering a warm place to stay, food and water, comfort and support.


A Warming Center is also open at Addison Jr./Sr. High School, located 1 Colwell Street in Addison. The Red Cross remains in contact with emergency officials across the region to coordinate the most efficient and effective response, and is prepared to provide additional relief services as needed.


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.

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