Red Cross emergency shelter in Speedway closed for now

American Red Cross
(WISH photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The emergency shelter at the Speedway United Methodist Church has been closed for the time being.

The American Red Cross decided to put the shelter on standby as all individuals and families now have a place to stay.

Red Cross said the shelter would be re-opened should anybody else affected by recent or future flooding need a place to stay.

On Friday, the Red Cross will distribute clean-up supplies to 10 additional families affected by recent flooding, bringing the total number of families assisted to 45.

If you or someone you know has been affected by flooding, you can contact the Red Cross at 888-684-1441.

You can donate to the Red Cross by clicking here, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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