As cities in Northeast Ohio recover from Superstorm Sandy, shelters are being opened to help those impacted by long term power outages.
More than 100,000 people are still without power in Northeast Ohio following the storm. It could be the end of the weekend before power is fully restored for some-or longer.
Below is a list of shelters and warming centers as compiled by Channel 3 as well as contact numbers for those needing help.
The American Red Cross and Salvation Army have partnered together and have opened emergency shelters to help those in need due to the power outages throughout the county. The shelters offer those without power a place to get a hot meal, charge their cell phone and a warm place to sleep overnight.
Anyone using the shelters should pack enough items to cover the next 24 to 48 hours, bring any needed medications and provide personal and medical contacts. No pets.
At 5 p.m. this shelter will move to the Brooklyn Fire Station
Garfield Middle School
13114 Detroit Avenue
In addition, cities are opening warming centers where people can escape the cold and charge up cell phones at the following locations:
Additional contact resources for help
Additional locations where cities are making facilities available as warming sites and in some locations provide showers for residents without power or water.
Open from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
How you can help:
Various non-profit organizations are accepting monetary donations to help the victims of the storm, including those here in Northeast Ohio.
You can make a $10 donation to the following via text message. Your carrier will charge the donations to your next bill.
· REDCROSS to 90999 to support the American Red Cross
· STORM to 80888 to give to the Salvation Army
· HUMANE to 80888 for the American Humane Association
Superstorm Sandy forced the cancelation of 3 blood drives in Northeast Ohio. Now that the storm has passed the Red Cross is asking eligible donors to give.
Call 1-800-RED-CROSS visit http://www.redcross.org to make an appointment or for more information.
Upcoming blood drives:
October 31, 2012 from 12 pm to 6 pm at Barlow Community Center, 41 South Oviat, Hudson, OH 44236
October 31, 2012 from 2 pm to 7 pm at Old South UCC, 9802 Chillicothe Rd., Kirtland, OH 44094
November 1, 2012 from 1:30 pm to 6 pm at Lakefront Community Center, 1 Bliss Lane Euclid, OH 44123
November 1, 2012 from 1 pm to 7 pm at Rocky River Civic Center, 21016 Hilliard Rd., Rocky River, OH 44116