Press release from the American Red Cross:
American Red Cross Opens Shelter in Fort Wayne For Stranded Motorists
First Assembly of God Shelter to Open at 8 p.m.
In response to severe winter weather, the American Red Cross of Northeast Indiana will open a shelter for stranded motorists at First Assembly of God, located at 1400 W. Washington Center Road in Fort Wayne. The shelter opens at 8 p.m. on Feb. 1.
Members of the Indiana National Guard are patrolling the roadways, and will use the designated American Red Cross shelter as a place to house stranded motorists. The Red Cross is equipped to provide snacks, hot beverages, warm blankets and other comfort items to affected people.
For more information about preparing and responding to winter weather, contact the American Red Cross of Northeast Indiana (260) 484-9336, or visit.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization â€” not a government agency â€” and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. The American Red Cross of Northeast Indiana serves seven counties: Allen, DeKalb, Noble, Steuben, Wells and Whitley Counties in Indiana and Williams County in Ohio. For more information, call (260) 484-9336 or 1-800-513-2599, or visit .