Local Hurricane Gustav Shelters

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -- Red Cross disaster relief assistance is designed to meet the immediate emergency needs of the individuals and families affected by Hurricane Gustav. Evacuation shelters are being opened in our area in each of the counties listed. The Red Cross shelter names and addresses are listed under the county.

Red Cross Shelters have been opened since Sunday, August 31st and will be opened to accept evacuees until the storm has passed.  For more information please contact the American Red Cross of Central Alabama at 260-3980. More Red Cross shelters will be opened as the evacuation warrants.  Local media outlets will be notified as the next wave of shelter openings occurs.


Friendship Baptist Church, 204 Friendship Road, Clanton

Clanton Church of Christ, 1111 Laydan Road, Clanton


Lomax Hannon, South Connecuh Street, Greenville

Community Church of Christ, Garland Road, McKenzie


Marion Institute, 1101 Washington Street, Marion County

Montgomery - The Red Cross says Vaughn Park Church is full. The other four are still available.

Aldersgate Methodist Church, 6610 Vaughn Road, Montgomery

Frazer United Methodist Church, 6000 Atlanta Hwy, Montgomery

Landmark Church of Christ, 1800 Halcyon Blvd, Montgomery

Vaughn Park Church of Christ, 3800 Vaughn Road, Montgomery

Whitfield Methodist, 2673 Fisk Rd, Montgomery

All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. You can help the victims of the Hurricane Season 2008 and thousands of other disasters across the country each year by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, which enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to those in need. Call 1-800-HELP NOW or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish). Contributions to the Disaster Relief Fund may be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter, 5015 Woods Crossing, Montgomery, AL  36106 or to the American Red Cross, P. O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013. Internet users can make a secure online contribution by visiting www.montgomeryarc.org

Governed by volunteers and supported by community donations, the American Red Cross is a nationwide network of nearly 1,000 chapters and Blood Services regions dedicated to saving lives and helping people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Led by 1.2 million volunteers and 30,000 employees, the Red Cross annually mobilizes relief to families affected by more than 67,000 disasters, trains almost 12 million people in lifesaving skills and exchanges more than a million emergency messages for U.S. military service personnel and their families. The Red Cross is the largest supplier of blood and blood products to more than 3,000 hospitals across the nation and also assists victims of international disasters and conflicts at locations worldwide.