(Redding, Calif., Saturday, July 28, 2018) — The Red Cross has opened new shelters to accommodate additional evacuees of the Carr Fire.
A new shelter is open at Trinity High School, 321 Victory Lane, Weaverville, CA, 96093. The shelter at Weaverville Elementary School is now closed. Evacuees from that shelter are moving to the Trinity High School site.
In addition, a new shelter is open at Foothill High School, 9733 Deschutes Rd, Palo Cedro, CA, 96073.
Carr Fire evacuees can also visit the following Red Cross shelter sites:
- Crosspointe Community Church, 2960 Hartnell Avenue, Redding, CA, 96002
- Simpson University, 2211 College View Dr, Redding, CA, 96003
The shelter at Shasta Community College, 11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding, CA, 96003, is at maximum capacity. No additional clients are being accepted at that site.
Anyone is welcome at Red Cross shelters, including those with service animals. Shelter guests can expect a place to sleep, meals, drinks, snacks, comfort and the opportunity to reconnect with loved ones and get information. Red Cross staff is on hand providing health services such as replacing lost medications and eyeglasses, emotional support and spiritual care.
The Red Cross urges everyone to follow evacuation orders from local law enforcement and to have an emergency kit ready to go. Find a shelter by visiting redcross.org or download the free Red Cross Emergency App, which includes wildfire safety tips. The app is available in app stores by searching for American Red Cross or going to redcross.org/apps.
If possible, people who stay in a Red Cross shelter should bring prescription medications, extra clothing, pillows, blankets, hygiene supplies, other comfort items and important documents. It is also recommended to bring special items for children such as diapers, formula and toys.
The Red Cross delivers help to anyone regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation or citizenship status. People who have disaster-caused needs do not need to be American citizens to access Red Cross services.
STAY CONNECTED WITH LOVED ONES: Visit the Red Cross Safe and Well website at redcross.org/safeandwell. The site allows individuals and organizations to register and post messages to indicate that they are safe, or to search for loved ones. The site is always available, open to the public and available in Spanish. Registrations and searches can be done directly on the website.
HOW YOU CAN HELP: Help people affected by disasters by making a donation to support Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to, and help people recover from disasters big and small. Call, click, or text to give: visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.