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American Red Cross Opens Shelter for Stranded Greyhound Bus Travelers

 

American Red CrossNashville, TN - The Nashville Area Chapter of the American Red Cross is opening an emergency shelter for stranded travelers at an area Greyhound Bus station.

“We are working in coordination with the local Greyhound Station to offer a safe, warm place for anyone who is stranded and unable to return home due to the inclement weather currently affecting many cities across the Southeast,” said Joel Sullivan, Regional CEO.

The shelter will open at 4:00pm and will be located at:

Mount Nebo Missionary Baptist Church
2416 Clifton Road
Nashville, TN 37209

The shelter will offer meals, water, snacks, personal hygiene items, a cot and blankets as well as an opportunity to take a hot shower after many weary hours of travel in the frigid temperatures.  All disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from people in our community.

“The core of Red Cross disaster relief is the assistance given to individuals and families affected by disaster to enable them to resume their normal independent lives,” said Sullivan.  “It is our job to be there for people when they need us, whether it is our neighbors here at home in Tennessee, or those who are on the road and trying desperately to get back home after a disaster.”

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families.

The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.


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