What to Bring to Monroe County Shelters

Water, food:

Water--one gallon of water per person, per day.

Food--Non-perishable, needing little or no cooking, such as ready-to-eat meats, fruits, vegetables, and canned juices. High energy foods such as peanut butter, jelly, crackers, granola bars, trail mix, and other snack foods. Special dietary foods--such as diabetic, low salt, liquid diet, and baby food and formula. Manual can opener. Eating and drinking utensils including paper plates. Portable ice chest with ice.

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, first-aid supplies:

Medications--clearly marked with your name, dosage, type of medication, and prescribing physician. You must be able to take all medications by yourself. First-Aid kit in a waterproof box.

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.
Take a bath and eat before you leave home.
Register immediately upon entering the shelter.

Obey shelter rules.

Keep the building safe and sanitary.

Not allowed:

NO pets, alcoholic beverages, or weapons.

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