Red Cross shelter openings in New Jersey

August 28, 2011 3:17:20 AM PDT
The American Red Cross has launched a major relief operation all along the eastern seaboard to help people in the path of Hurricane Irene. More than 13,000 people spent Friday night in hundreds of shelters opened across several states, including 3,000 people in New Jersey. Shelters have continued to open throughout the day, increasing the New Jersey shelter population to more than 4,300.

As of Saturday evening, the Red Cross has 12 shelters open at the following locations in New Jersey:

Buena Regional High School
125 Weymouth Road
Buena, NJ 08310

Colts Neck High School
59 Five Points Road
Colts Neck, NJ 07722

Cumberland County College
3322 College Drive
Vineland, NJ 08360

Cumberland Regional High School
90 Silver Lake Road
Bridgeton, NJ 08302

Holmdel High School
36 Crawford Corner Road
Holmdel, NJ 07733

Pinelands Regional High School
565 Nugentown Road
Tuckerton, NJ 08087

Poland Spring Arena
1245 Old Freehold Road
Toms River, NJ 08753

Roland Rogers School
101 South Reeds Road
Absecon, NJ 08201

Rowan Student Center
201 Mullica Hill Road
Glassboro, NJ 08028

Russell O. Brackman Middle School
600 Barnegat Blvd. North
Barnegat, NJ 08005

Salem Community College
Davidow Hall
460 Hollywood Avenue
Penns Grove, NJ 08069

Southern Regional Grades 11-12 High School
90 Cederbridge Road
Manahawkin, NJ 08050

St. Augustine Prep
611 Ceder Avenue
Richland, NJ 08350

Wall Township High School
1630 18th Avenue
Belmar, NJ 07719

Woodbine Developmental Center
1175 Dehirsh
Woodbine, NJ 08207

People trying to find a shelter can also find updated shelter location information at, or by downloading the free Red Cross shelter app on iTunes. Those affected by the storm can let friends and family know where they are by registering on the Red Cross Safe and Well website at They can also call a family member or friend with internet access and ask them to do their registration.

Those heading to shelters should bring extra clothing, pillows, blankets, medications, personal hygiene items and important documents. They should remember special items for children infants such as diapers, formulas and toys, along with necessary items for family members who are elderly or disabled.