There’s a new emergency shelter in Centre County.
It’s taken one rural community a lot of time and money to get it.
“It was a pleasant surprise, John Gribble from Howard, said.
Folks in Howard are excited their fire company finally has a generator.
Centre County donated it to help the Howard Fire company become a designated Red Cross shelter.
“Several years ago I saw that there was a lack of shelters in this area, besides the schools that are automatically shelters and saw that we had the space,” Mark Ott, President for the Howard Fire Company, said. “I had to find out what we needed to be able to provide electricity to this building when electricity was out in the area.”
“It’s good to have shelters in various locations so we can better serve the community that’s affected by a disaster,” Chris Schultz, Disaster Program Manager, Mid-Central PA Chapter of the the American Red Cross.
There will be a ceremony on Friday at the Howard Fire Hall at noon, celebrating the fire company’s new emergency shelter status.