Town emergency shelter closing today, Red Cross offers clean-up supplies Saturday

With power restored to the majority of the town, the American Red Cross has decided to close its emergency shelter at Eastern Middle School effective today, Nov. 8, at 4 p.m.

All shelter residents have found other accommodations and school has begun again, allowing the Red Cross and town officials to close the facility at 511 Hendrie Avenue.

According to the town, if the need arises again for emergency shelter, residents can be accommodated at other locations in Connecticut and New York and the Greenwich shelter could be reopened if necessary.

For information on shelter locations, residents can call the police non-emergency number at 203-622-8000 or the Red Cross at 1-800-RED-CROSS.

 

The American Red Cross will also be distributing clean-up supplies to residents who suffered flood damage during Superstorm Sandy. Volunteers will be at the Sound Beach and Cos Cob Fire Houses this Saturday, Nov. 10, from noon to 2 p.m. to give out special kits containing a mop, broom, gloves, disinfectant, trash bags and other items that can be used to clean homes affected by water and debris. All items of assistance from the Red Cross are provided free of charge to those in need.

Town officials have expressed their thanks to the Red Cross, the Board of Education, the Department of Health and many other volunteers who supported sheltering operations during the storm.

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