What should I bring to a shelter?

Posted by Liz Farrell

The American Red Cross recommends bringing the following:

▪  prescription and emergency medication

▪  medical equipment such as a wheelchair/walker, oxygen, etc.

▪  extra clothing

▪  pillows

▪  blankets and sleeping bags

▪  hygiene supplies

▪  flashlight with extra batteries

▪  small board games

▪  books for entertainment

▪  specialty snacks and juices for those with dietary restrictions

▪  basic snacks

▪  baby food and formula

▪  diapers

▪  beach chair or camp chair

▪  identification

▪  insurance papers

▪  other comfort items

Illegal drugs, alcoholic beverages and weapons aren’t allowed.

Neither are pets.

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