Red Flag Program initiated at United Caring Shelters
Tuesday July 24th marks beginning of initiative to shelter all from excessive heat
Evansville, IN July 24, 2012: In consideration of the welfare and safety of the homeless and near homeless population of our community, United Caring Shelters has initiated a Red Flag Program for the remainder of the summer.
On any evening following a day when there has been a Heat Advisory or Excessive Heat Warning issued by the National Weather Service for Vanderburgh County, UCS will activate the Red Flag Program.
We will open our Day Shelter facility located on Ingle Street between 5th and 6th streets, at 8:00pm and welcome anyone, men, women children, families, to come and spend the night in and air-conditioned environment. We will provide cots, sleeping mats and mattresses for individual to sleep on. Cold water and snack food / fruit (as available) will be provided. The Red Flag shelter will close with everyone leaving the building by 7:00am.
We will have Staff on duty and will provide a safe, secure and clean environment for our guests. We will provide access to bathrooms for Men, Women and Children. Showers, laundry or any other services will not be available for this program.
We thank the Pigeon Township Trustee, Mary Hart for supporting this program.