American Red Cross 1015 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown, RI02842 American Red Cross of Middletown responds to every disaster, grants stipends for people burned out of their apartments…More and gives victims warm and dry clothes and a place to stay. It responds all over RI and as far as Seekonk. It sets up emergency shelters in times of need and is always looking for volunteers. It also works with veterans with ptsd, arranges holiday parties, is the leading trainer for cpr and water safety, teaches safe babysitting and elder care and enables emergency communication for military families overseas.
The Potter League for Animals accepts the ill, the aged, the discarded, the badly behaved, as well as the cute and…More cuddly more sought-after animals such as, kittens, puppies and pure-breds.
For the nearly 2,000 displaced animals that found shelter at the Potter League in 2008-2009, 91 percent were reunited with their owners after having gone missing, adopted to new homes, or transferred to other rescue groups.
Roughly 500 core volunteers help the hard-working and dedicated shelter staff. Potter League provides innovative community outreach programs such as, Pet Therapy, education and training (to benefit both the pets and their caretakers), pet bereavement support groups, affordable spay/neuter programs, legislative advocacy, foster programs, and more.
The shelter's Behavior Department also performs rehabilitation training to make shelter animals more adoptable.
Veterinary services include basic wellness and vaccinations, extensive medical attention for injured, ill, elderly, neglected and abused animals, and emergency funding for house calls needed to treat the pets of qualifying low-income or elderly pet owners.
In 1984, Lucy's Hearth opened its doors as an overnight shelter with a one-person staff and shoestring budget of…More about $20,000.
Today, in a rented space once occupied by the St. Lucy's Church Convent, a dedicated three-person staff, a core group of volunteers and community donations help Lucy's Hearth provide 24-hour emergency and transitional shelter services to mothers and their children who are homeless due to economic hardship, family crisis, divorce, eviction or a lack of safe, affordable housing in the area.
The shelter can accomodate nine families at a time, each with their own separate bedroom. Residents share a living room, dining room, large kitchen, library, playroom and meeting room for classes, workshops and special events. A secure backyard provides a safe play area for the children.
Additionally, the Hearth maintains three transitional apartments and provides outreach services to former residents.
Lucy's Hearth accepts donations of new and used items that help support operations at the shelter or assist residents in furnishing their own apartments in their transition.
Donations are accepted Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on weekends by appointment only. Please call ahead at (401) 847-2021.
Donors are strongly encouraged to call ahead prior to drop-offs, due to limited storage space and varying needs of residents.
Thanksgiving: Turkeys or preferably gift cards for a turkey, fresh vegetables (potatoes, squash, celery, green beans, corn,) stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy, pies, nuts, olives.
Christmas: Each year, the Hearth is grateful for the ability to provide Christmas gifts for our 9 families at the shelter as well as over 80 other former resident families, made possible by the generosity of the community.