Red Cross shelter transitioning to individual support for those affected by tornado in Memphis

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Courtesy Faustin Henderson

MEMPHIS, Tenn. ( – UPDATE 10/31/2019: The Red Cross shelter at the Marion Hale Community Center will transition to individual support services on November 1st.

From the American Red Cross: On November 1, the American Red Cross emergency disaster shelter operation at the Marion Hale Community Center, located at 4791 Willow Road will transition to individual support services. Overnight sheltering will no longer be available at the center.

Red Cross will continue to work with community partners to provide for the needs of residents. Individuals displaced from their home due to the storm on October 21st can contact Red Cross at 901-726-1690 for more information.


10/21/2019 – The American Red Cross is setting up a shelter in Memphis for those displaced by the storms Monday morning.

From the Red Cross: Storms that struck the Memphis area early this morning left several without power and needing shelter. At first report, there are a 144 displace residents with 67 people indicating they need shelter from Cotton Wood Apartment Complex.

The American Red Cross and emergency officials are setting up an emergency shelter to be opened today. Red Cross volunteers are busy loading the Emergency Response Vehicles for mobile operations and shelter teams are on the move to open one confirmed shelter at Marian Hale Community Center, located at 4791 Willow Road, in Memphis.

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