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Red Cross opens seven new shelters in Louisiana overnight

(Source: American Red Cross) (Source: American Red Cross)
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The American Red Cross opened seven shelters last night in Louisiana to assist flooding victims.

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Those shelters are:

Bossier Parish

  • Bossier Civic Center – 620 Benton Road, Bossier City, La. 71111

Calcasieu Parish

  • Knights of Columbus Hall – 1601 Horridge St., Vinton, LA  70663

Ouachita Parish

  • Saul Adler Community Center – 3900 Westminster Ave., Monroe, La. 71201

Rapides Parish

  • Old Cleco building – 201 Cleco Drive, Pineville, LA, 71360  

Tangipahoa Parish

  • Eagle Heights Church – 47318 Rufus Bankston Road, Tickfaw, La. 70466

 Washington Parish

  • Elizabeth Sullivan Memorial United Methodist Church – 510 Avenue B, Bogalusa, La. 70427

A community-run shelter is open:

Caldwell Parish

  • Caldwell Parish Community Center – 6539 Highway 165 South, Duty Ferry, La. 71418

The Red Cross’ effort by the numbers:

  • 7: Shelters Open Overnight in Louisiana
  • 200: Residents Staying Overnight
  • 28: Shelters Opened to Date in Louisiana
  • 1,830+: Overnight Stays in Shelters
  • 34,800+: Meals and Snacks Served to Date
  • 12,650+: Relief Items Distributed (such as cleaning supplies, personal care items)
  • 650+: Health and Mental Health Consultations (by licensed health professionals)
  • 500+: Red Cross Volunteers and Other Disaster Workers  

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