Red Cross opens shelter in Helena

The Montana Red Cross has opened an evacuation shelter in Helena in response to flooding, at the First Assembly of God Church, at 2210 Dodge Ave.

Red Cross shelters provide meals, a safe place to stay, information and access to other community resources.

Everyone is welcome at a Red Cross shelter, and all services are free. They are unable to accommodate pets, but service animals are welcome.

If you do have animals that need care, the Valley Veterinary Hospital on North Montana has agreed to shelter pets affected by flooding.

If you need help from the Red Cross, you can contact them at 1-800-272-6668.