Monday, August 29, 2011

329 Sheltered Overnight, 4 Shelters Remain Open

After having as many as 13 shelters opened yesterday, as people return home 4 shelters remain open as of noon Monday. While the official count as of midnight was 329 people having received overnight sheltering through the Red Cross, several shelters saw their numbers continue to swell before dawn.

Shelters remain open at the following locations:

1. Brattleboro – Brattleboro Union High School
2. Hartford – Hartford High School
3. Barre – Barre Auditorium
4. Rutland – Rutland High School

The best means of determining where shelters, Red Cross or otherwise, are open is to contact Vermont 211.

At this time, financial contributions provide the greatest flexibility for a Red Cross response. Donations can be made at or by calling 800-660-9130. For those who are interested in volunteering, they can register on line at: or contact us at 1-800-660-9130, ext. 107.