Friday, December 3, 2010

Busy Week Capped by Re-Opening of Hinesburg Shelter

High winds, fires and wintery conditions have made for a busy week for the Vermont & New Hampshire Valley American Red Cross.

Disaster services volunteers responded to house fires in Randolph, VT, Charlotte, VT, and Orford, NH, providing food, clothing and emergency sheltering as needed. Additionally, a number of families, several with special medical needs, were assisted with lodging and other necessities in the wake of this week's high winds and persistent power outages. Sheltering was availabe in Rutland and Hinesburg at various times this week.

With over four thousand in the Starksboro/Hinesburg/Williston corridor still without power, a warming shelter at the Hinesburg Town Hall on Route 116 is being reopened at 4pm today. The need for overnight sheltering at that facility with be assessed as the evening progresses.

The Red Cross would not have been able to respond to this scope of need without our volunteers. Thank you.

So that we remain prepared to help the next family, the next community that is in need, please ask those you know to keep the VT & NH Valley American Red Cross in mind during this holiday season.