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Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York
Red Cross opens three Wayne Co. Shelters
  10/31/12 @ 5:21 pm

The Finger Lakes NY Region of the American Red Cross has opened four shelters in Wayne and Monroe County in response to power outages throughout the region.

Shelter locations:

Wayne County

St. John Episcopal Church
54 West Main Street
Sodus NY

Second Baptist Church
3689 Main Street
Walworth NY

Lighthouse Community Fellowship Church
3483 New York 89
South Butler NY

Monroe County

Webster Recreation Center
1350 Cuyahoga Drive
Webster NY

In addition, the Red Cross is collaborating with the fire departments of Williamson, Wolcott, Ontario, and Savannah to distribute water and other supplies to homes without power.

HOW TO HELP The response to Sandy is very large and very costly and the Red Cross needs the publicís help now. People can make a financial donation by visiting, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to someoneís local Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.

PLEASE GIVE BLOOD The storm has also caused the cancellation of hundreds of Red Cross blood drives, resulting in a loss of as many as 11,000 blood products and people are eligible are asked to schedule a blood donation now, especially if they live outside the areas impacted by the storm.

To schedule a donation time or get more information about giving blood, people can visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). To give blood, someone must be at least 17 years of age, meet weight and height requirements and be in general good health. Donors should bring their Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID with them. Some states allow 16-year-olds to give with parental consent.

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