Red Cross, Salvation Army open service centers to help storm victims

The American Red Cross of Massachusetts and the Salvation Army will open service centers in Quincy and Peabody tomorrow and Saturday to offer disaster services to residents affected by coastal flooding associated with winter storm Riley.
The March 2 storm brought flood waters into coastal communities in Massachusetts. Centers were open in Quincy and Marshfield last week where nearly 400 people received assistance.
The American Red Cross and the Salvation Army continue to work with impacted communities in Massachusetts to support individuals and families affected by coastal flooding and other related damage. Additional centers will be open where residents impacted by the storms can request service from the Red Cross and Salvation Army.

Locations and times are:
Quincy Service Center: Salvation Army, 6 Baxter St. 
• Thursday, March 15, from 4 -8 p.m.
• Saturday, March 17, from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Peabody Service Center, American Red Cross Peabody Office, 85 Lowell St.
Thursday, March 15, from 4-8 p.m.
Saturday, March 17, from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Red Cross financial assistance may be available to you if:
• Your home sustained mud, sewer or water damage over eighteen (18) inches above the living floor; if electrical outlets were under water in single family homes or apartments; home has had foundation damage; or, if the property is condemned due to disaster-related circumstances. 
• You lived in a manufactured home and has significant flooring system damage or foundation damage such as displacement from the foundation or other structural component damage.
Those applying for Red Cross assistance are required to bring identification showing address and proof of residence in the affected home. All assistance is provided free of charge.
If you cannot attend in person, please call Massachusetts 211 to register by phone or to get more information about resources in your community.