American Red Cross Closes Emergency Shelter in Dickson after Long-Term Power Outages

American Red CrossDickson, TN – The American Red Cross shelter at the Walnut Street Church of Christ has closed. One resident stayed at the shelter overnight on Wednesday, after they were unable to return home due to an extended power outage after Sunday’s ice storm.

The Red Cross opened a shelter on Monday to provide a warm place to stay, lodging, meals, snacks, and water to affected residents.

We would like to thank the our partners at the Walnut Street Church of Christ for opening their doors to assist residents in the community with an emergency shelter overnight and our partners at the Dickson County Emergency Management office for helping us coordinate these relief efforts.

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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.

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