Red Cross Sets Up A Host Shelter For Hurricane Isaac Evacuees

The American Red Cross has set up a host shelter for Hurricane Isaac evacuees leaving the affected area along Interstate 10.

The host shelter will be located at:

East Brent Baptist Church

4801 North Davis Highway

Pensacola, FL  32503

A new, helpful preparedness tool is the free Red Cross Hurricane App which puts real-time, hurricane safety information at your fingertips.  The app features information on Red Cross shelters, as well as a toolkit with a digital flashlight, strobe light and alarm.  The Hurricane App can be downloaded free of charge in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store for Android by searching for “American Red Cross.” Individuals can use the free Red Cross Hurricane App for the location and driving directions.

People can send donations to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Consider making a donation today by visiting , calling 850-878-6080 or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to your local Red Cross chapter, 1115 Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32311. Contributions enable the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters.

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 — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or join our blog at http:/