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Orange Co. moving shelter to Assistance Center

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Efforts to assist those impacted by the flood in Orange County will continue as the Red Cross shelter at Smith Middle School transitions to an Assistance Center and moves to a new location.

Beginning on Saturday residents displaced by the flood can report to the Assistance Center seven days a week at the University Mall in Chapel Hill. The center will remain open as long as needed.

The center will be open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m..

The Assistance Center will be staffed by the Red Cross, Orange County Department of Social Services, Orange County Housing, Human Relations and Community Development Department, Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD), and other community organizations. This effort is supported by the Town of Chapel Hill, Town of Carrboro and Orange County.

The local governments and the Red Cross have been working together to meet the needs of the residents impacted by the flood. Since Sunday, no residents in need of assistance have been turned away.

So far, the Red Cross has provided 770 meals, 2,122 snacks, 102 overnight stays in a shelter, 309 bulk items for basic needs.

A total of 55 families have been contacted through outreach teams.

Here are numbers those in need may find useful:  

American Red Cross: 489.6541 ext. 4141

Orange Co. Animal Services: 942.7387

Orange Co. Emergency Services: 245.6100

Orange Co. Department of Social Services: 245.2800

Orange Co. Dept. of Housing, Human Rights & Community Development: 245.2490

Orange County Health Department: 245.2400

Town of Chapel Hill Town Hall: 968.2743

Town of Carrboro Town Hall: 918.7314

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