Good afternoon, all. Gold Country Communications Director Stephen Walsh writing to you from Bidwell Junior High School in Chico, our newest evacuation shelter for Camp Fire evacuees.
As I type this, Red Cross volunteers are setting up dozens of cots inside the school cafeteria and readying the campus for the arrival of Camp Fire evacuees.
All Red Cross shelters are accepting additional guests except Church of the Nazarene in Oroville. That location is at capacity.
Here is the updated list of our evacuation shelters in Butte County:
Bidwell Junior High School, 2376 North Ave., Chico, CA 95926
Butte County Fairground, 199 East Hazel St., Gridley, CA 95948
Church of the Nazarene, 2238 Monte Vista Ave., Oroville, CA 95966 (FULL)
Neighborhood Church, 2801 Notre Dame Blvd. Chico, CA 95928
Plumas County Fairground, 204 Fairground Rd., Quincy, CA 95971
If you would like to donate to the American Red Cross California Wildfire Relief effort, visit redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.