~Local Assistance Center now open in Weed~
The American Red Cross has opened a Local Assistance Center for residents impacted by the Boles Fire in the City of Weed. Located at the College of the Siskiyous, 800 College Ave in Weed, Red Cross volunteers will be on-site daily from 10am – 7pm* to meet with impacted residents and provide disaster assistance.
For information about Red Cross services available at the LAC, residents may call (925) 588-6843.
Additionally, Red Cross volunteers are out in the affected communities of Weed providing food and clean up supplies for residents as they return to their properties and begin their recovery process.
A Red Cross shelter remains open at the National Guard Armory, 618 Everitt Memorial Highway, in Mount Shasta for residents in need. Volunteers are available and providing food, safe shelter, and attending to any immediate emergency needs.
Please follow @RedCrossNECal for updates on supply distribution and additional Red Cross services in response to the Boles Fire.
King Fire (El Dorado County)
Red Cross volunteers continue to operate an evacuation shelter at the Seventh Day Adventist Church at 3520 Carson Rd in the town of Camino for residents impacted by the King Fire.
Volunteers are on site to provide residents with safe shelter, food, and meet any immediate emergency needs. The Red Cross will remain at these shelter facilities until it is determined that residents may safely return to their communities.
As of September 20, the Red Cross has closed an evacuation center which had been located at the South Lake Tahoe Recreation and Swimming Pool Complex in South Lake Tahoe.
Please follow @RedCrossCRC for regular updates on Red Cross response to the King Fire.
Red Cross volunteers have provided nearly 250 overnight shelter stays and served more than 1,000 meals for the communities affected by the Boles and King Fires.
The Red Cross continues to work alongside state and local officials to coordinate the emergency response effort for both incidents. Red Cross response continues to be coordinated out of the Disaster Operations Center at the Capital Region’s Sacramento headquarters. Red Cross representatives are also on-site at the California State Operations Center in Mather, CA, as well as Emergency Operations Centers in both El Dorado and Siskiyou Counties.
RESPONSE INFORMATION ONLINE:
For updates on the Red Cross response, connect with the Capital Region online. On Twitter, follow @RedCrossCRC and @RedCrossNECal. On Facebook, ‘like’ us at www.facebook.com/RedCrossCRC and www.facebook.com/RedCrossNEC.
HOW TO HELP
Since July 1, there has only been an 18-hour period of time during which there hasn’t been at least one wildfire evacuation shelter open in our Capital Region. The ability of the Red Cross to respond to these frequent emergencies whenever and wherever they occur is made possible only through the power of Red Cross volunteers and the generosity of donors.
Help people affected by disasters like wildfires in California and countless other crises by making a gift to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. Visit www.redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
For those interested in donating specifically to the long-term rebuilding and recovery needs of residents in Weed affected by the Boles Fire, please visit the Shasta Regional Community Foundation website at http://www.shastarcf.org/
The Red Cross has enough volunteers for this response at this time. However, if you would like to be trained as a Red Cross disaster volunteer to respond to future disasters, sign up at www.redcross.org/volunteer
As a reminder, the Red Cross can NOT accept donations of items such as food and clothing at our evacuation shelters and other facilities so we ask that people please refrain from doing so.