Red Cross responds to flooding in New York

Since Fort Plain was hit with significant flooding from Otsquago Creek last Friday morning, staff and volunteers from the American Red Cross, including volunteers from Eastern Mass,  have been working tirelessly to provide relief to those affected.  With houses destroyed and the downtown flooded, The Red Cross has set up a shelter and a mobile kitchen at the Harry Hoag Elementary School.  A distribution site for cleaning materials, such as bleach, masks, gloves, and mops, will be set up at the United Methodist Church in Fort Plain providing residents with the tools needed to clean up their homes.  Mass feeding is expected to continue for the next few days and the shelter will remain open until at least Tuesday.

So far, Red Cross volunteers have distributed:

  • 2,393 snacks
  • 1,127 bulk items (bottles of bleach, gloves, insect repellant, etc.)
  • 381 meals plus an additional 100 people fed at shelter for lunch on Sunday.
  • 273 comfort kits
  • 259 clean-up kits

The Red Cross is able to provide these vital disaster relief services thanks to the generous donations of the public.  To assist those affected by disasters, visit


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