I received an email last night ask asking me to distribute a press release with information about Jefferson County’s Red Cross emergency shelter. Rather than post it in each of our many Jefferson County community groups, I decided to try out our new alert system. If you are a member in Jefferson County and did not receive the alert, received multiple alerts or experienced some other problem, please let us know.
If you or someone you know needs shelter, the new location is the Covenant Baptist Church, 7485 Shepherdstown Pike, Shepherdstown, WV. It’s located on Flowing Springs Rd right outside of Shepherdstown. Please note that the Google Maps location for the church is NOT correct. If you are unable to provide your own transportation, please contact the Jefferson County EOC at (304) 728-6345 or (304) 728-2100 x2979.
With all the snow on the ground and the new snow coming, please take a few minutes to check on your neighbors – especially if they may need some assistance with shoveling snow or may not have adequate supplies. At times like these, good neighbors can make all the difference.
Here’s the latest release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Debra D. Palmer,
Public Information Officer
Eastern Panhandle Chapter American Red Cross
(304) 725-5015 office
(703) 625-0162 mobile
Jefferson County Red Cross Shelter Location Change
The Eastern Panhandle Chapter of the American Red Cross, in an effort to protect both our volunteers and clients, will be opening a shelter at the Covenant Baptist Church, 7485 Shepherdstown Pike, Shepherdstown, WV to provide a safe and warm environment for Jefferson County residents who may be suffering from long-term power, food shortage and/or water outages.
If you are in need of temporary shelter, please bring the following items with you: bed linens, clothing, toiletries, and any prescription or non-prescription medications you may require. Please check in at the registration desk in the gymnasium and we will make sure you are directed to safe parking. If you are unable to provide your own transportation, please contact the Jefferson County EOC at (304) 728-6345 or (304) 728-2100 x2979. The dedicated folks operating the EOC will do their best to provide alternative transportation during this snow emergency. At the present time, we are unable to provide shelter for pets due to the road conditions and safety concerns involved in their transportation to the animal shelter.
It is times like this that the Eastern Panhandle Chapter of the American Red Cross can really use monetary donations from the local communities to sustain such massive operations. You can donate by mail to 1948 Wiltshire Road, Kearneysville, WV or via PayPal on our website: www.easternpanhandlearc.org.