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Red Cross assists more than 200, shelters open

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Posted at 8:51 AM, Nov 19, 2014
and last updated 2015-11-14 08:51:55-05

The Red Cross is assisting more than 200 people left in the lurch during this intense Lake Effect snowstorm.

The organization is operating or supporting multiple shelters across Western New York where volunteers are providing food, water, blankets, cots and additional support. As of Tuesday evening, here is the list of the locations and how many residents were being assisted:

  • Alexander Fireman’s Recreation Hall (65+ residents)
  • Buffalo Fire (provided 50 cots, blankets and comfort kits)
  • Cheektowaga Senior Center ( 30+ residents, providing blankets only)
  • Depew Senior Center (25 residents)
  • Fredonia High School (0 residents)
  • Irving Fire Hall (5 residents)
  • Lackawanna Fire Hall (65+ residents)
  • Lancaster Volunteer Ambulance Corp (provided 30 cots and 40 blankets)
  • Lancaster Fire Department (20 residents, providing food only)
  • Orchard Park Presbyterian Church (110 residents)
  • Ripley Fire Hall (7 residents)

Wednesday evening, the following shelters remain open to residents:

Alexander Fireman’s Recreation Hall
10708 Alexander Road, Alexander

Amherst Community Center
4255 Harlem Road, Amherst

Buffalo Fire Department
(supporting with 50 cots, blankets and comfort kits)

Cheektowaga Senior Center (supporting with blankets only)
3349 Broadway, Cheektowaga

Depew Senior Center
85 Manitou Street, Depew

Lackawanna Senior Center (limited access-attempting to support)
234 Martin Road, Lackawanna

Lancaster Fire Department (supporting with food)
525 Pavement Road, Lancaster

Lancaster Volunteer Ambulance Corp
(supporting with 30 cots and 40 blankets)

Orchard Park Presbyterian Church
4369 South Buffalo Street, Orchard Park

Ripley Fire Hall
11 South State Street, Ripley

The Red Cross is thanking Domino’s Pizza, Panera Bread, Tim Hortons and Wegmans for their generous donations to support these shelters, as well as Tops Markets for their support.