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Update:Lynchburg Changes Shelter Location

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Lynchburg, Va. - The City of Lynchburg has decided to change the shelter location from Heritage High School to Sandusky Middle School at 805 Chinook Place. 

The move is being made in anticipation of an increase of individuals who may need sheltering due to continued power outages and high temperatures.

The new shelter location will be open Sunday, July 1 at 3 p.m. Residents currently at the Heritage High School Shelter are being transported to Sandusky Middle School.

No new individuals can be taken into either shelter until the transition is complete at 3 p.m.

  • Special dietary foods–such as diabetic, low salt, liquid diet, and baby food and formula.
  • Clothing and bedding: One complete change of clothing including footwear. Sleeping bag, blanket and pillow (cots for elderly)–cots will not be provided. Rain gear and sturdy shoes.
  • Personal items: Washcloth, small towel, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, sanitary napkins, tampons, paper towels, toilet paper, towelettes, etc.
  • Medications -clearly marked with your name, dosage, type of medication, and prescribing physician. You must be able to take all medications by yourself.
  • Baby supplies: Clothes, diapers, formula, bottles, nipples, food, blankets.
  • Important papers: Name and address of doctors. Name and address of nearest relative not living in area. Identification and valuable papers.
  • Miscellaneous: Games, cards, toys, battery powered radios, flashlights (no candles or lanterns), batteries, or other reasonable items you may need.
  • Pets:  An area has been set aside for pets. Pet owners must have the animals in a crate, have vaccination documents and should bring food for to last during their time in the shelter.
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