Red Cross Shelter Provides a Breath of Fresh Air


Dawn Rosumalski is able to take a breath of fresh air, thanks to the Red Cross shelter at Jackson Rancheria.  Although Rosumalski’s home in Amador Pines is not located in the immediate fire area, the poor air quality has prevented her from returning.  The woman suffers from a respiratory condition that causes an anaphylactic reaction to smoke.

“My throat closes up and I have to give myself injections with an Epi pen,” Rosumalski said. “I just can’t take the chance of going back until the smoke has cleared.”

Rosumalski has been staying in a room at the Jackson Rancheria, where she can undergo daily breathing treatments. “Without the shelter, I wouldn’t have made it,” she said.

“The Red Cross has been wonderful,” Rosumalski continues. “They have provided everything I need.  All I have to do is ask, and it is there, twice over!”

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American Red Cross California Gold Country Region

The California Gold Country Region serves a twenty-six county territory including Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yuba counties

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