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Aug. 30, 2011

Updated Aug. 31, 2011

Red Cross establishes emergency shelter at Golding

F.E.M.A. is NOT on site at Golding Middle School.

Red Cross emergency shelter is established at GoldingThe Red Cross has established an emergency shelter at Golding Middle School/Ryder Elementary School in the Cobleskill-Richmondville School District for anyone in need. The shelter is open 24 hours. To reach the Red Cross at Golding, please call (518) 234-2355.

The National Guard is present at Golding, using the school as its command post while being deployed for service in the region. F.E.M.A. is NOT on site at Golding Middle School.

The Red Cross shelter at Golding provides food, water, clothing, toiletries, beds, laundry facilities and first aid. Television and Internet access is available. There is a larger selection of games available in the cafeteria and toys of all sorts can be found in the middle school library.

Volunteers are needed to help at the shelter. For anyone wishing to lend a hand, please register by the main office in Golding Middle School. Shifts are available around the clock.

For those wishing to make a donation to the shelter, please see the list of needed items below.

Items needed as of 2:40 p.m. Aug. 31:  

The Nation Guard is using Ryder Elementar as a command pointWater
Toilet paper
Gas cards
Gift cards
Heating pads
Coffee
Batteries
Baggies
Can openers
Bras
Sports bras
Underwear
Hand sanitizer
Brooms
Mops
Dust pan
Garbage pails
Bleach
Large sponges
disposable utensils
Rubber gloves
non perishables
Flat-blade shovel
Unscented detergent
Hot cocoa
Salt and pepper
Bagels
English muffins
Butter
Ketchup
Mustard
Power bars
Granola bars
Dish soap
Baked goods
Tums
Pedialyte
Depends
Pillows
Shoes
Blankets
Linens
Phone cards
Gas cards
Disposable phones
Diapers and wipes
Individual serving size food
Cash donations
Toilet paper
New undergarments
Garbage bags
Pre-packaged, individual puddings, applesauce, snacks, etc. for Meals on Wheels
Small-sized syrup
Bread
Sturdy paper plates
Napkins

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Thank you to all the volunteers and to all those who made donations to the shelter.

Activity at Golding

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Volunteers sort donations at the Red Cross Shelter at Golding  Volunteers sort donations at the Red Cross Shelter at Golding  Volunteers sort donations at the Red Cross Shelter at Golding  Volunteers sort donations at the Red Cross Shelter at Golding  Volunteers sort donations at the Red Cross Shelter at Golding

Volunteers sort donations at the Red Cross Shelter at Golding  Volunteers sort through donations at the Golding Red Cross Shelter.  Volunteers sort through donations at the Golding Red Cross Shelter.  Volunteers sort through donations at the Golding Red Cross Shelter.  Volunteers register at the Golding Red Cross Shelter.

Volunteers at the Golding Red Cross Shelter.  Donations for the Golding Red Cross Shelter.  Volunteers at the Golding Red Cross Shelter.  The National Guard has a command post at Golding.  Games are available in the cafeteria at the Golding Red Cross Shelter.

Volunteers in the cafeteria at the Golding Red Cross Shelter.  Toys are available in the Golding library.  Beds are available at the Golding Red Cross Shelter.  Beds are available at the Golding Red Cross Shelter.   Volunteers help bring donations to Golding.

Donations to the Red Cross shelter at Golding  Donations to the Red Cross shelter at Golding  A young volunteer organizes toy donations at the Red Cross shelter at Golding  Donations to the Red Cross shelter at Golding  Volunteers at the Red Cross shelter at Golding

Volunteers at the Red Cross shelter at Golding  Volunteers at the Red Cross shelter at Golding  Residents and volunteers at the Red Cross shelter at Golding   Volunteers, residents and National Guardsmen watch the news  at the Red Cross shelter at Golding   Volunteers at the Red Cross shelter at Golding

Volunteers at the Red Cross shelter at Golding  Volunteers at the Red Cross shelter at Golding   Volunteers at the Red Cross shelter at Golding  Volunteers at the Red Cross shelter at Golding  Volunteers at the Red Cross shelter at Golding

 Donations to the Red Cross shelter at GoldingVolunteers at the Red Cross shelter at Golding  Volunteers at the Red Cross shelter at Golding  Donations to the Red Cross shelter at Golding

The National Guard at Ryder

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 The National Guard is currently using Ryder Elementary as a command post.  The National Guard is currently using Ryder Elementary as a command post.  The National Guard is currently using Ryder Elementary as a command post.  The National Guard is currently using Ryder Elementary as a command post.  The National Guard is currently using Ryder Elementary as a command post.

 The National Guard is currently using Ryder Elementary as a command post.  The National Guard is currently using Ryder Elementary as a command post.  The National Guard is currently using Ryder Elementary as a command post.