Cape Community Comes Together after Snowstorm

Cape shelters have closed and local businesses are stepping in to help.


The D-Y Regional Shelter at Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School closed Tuesday, according to a press release from the Yarmouth Police Department. 

All eight people remaining at the shelter were placed in Yarmouth motels. The Hampton Inn, the Tidewater, and the Bayside Resort donated rooms at no charge.

The D-Y shelter housed about 325 people at the height of the storm, many with special medical and other needs.  More than 500 people went to the shelter over the course of the storm and its aftermath.  

The Yarmouth Police Department, Dennis Police Department, Yarmouth Fire Department, Dennis Fire Department, Hyannis Fire Department, American Red Cross, Community Emergency Response Team, Disaster Animal Response Team, AmeriCorps, Medical Reserve Corps, Amateur Radio Emergency Services, D-Y Food Services, DY Building Maintenance & Grounds, the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority, and the Massachusetts Army National Guard all worked together to run the shelter.

Rob Gehring February 14, 2013 at 12:49 AM
This is a very uplifting news item! Thanks for sharing the news people still help each other in times of need.
unknownauthor February 14, 2013 at 01:11 AM
Thanks Rob!


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