Auburn, Calif., June 30, 2016 — The American Red Cross in partnership with El Dorado and Placer counties Office of Emergency Services have established two evacuation shelters for residents who have been affected by the growing Trailhead Fire.
Placer County Evacuation Center:
Gold Country Fair Grounds – Sierra Building
1273 High St, Auburn, CA 95603
There are two shelters available to provide a secure place to stay for both evacuees and their pets.
The shelters are separated due to the health and safety of our shelter guests. Red Cross is providing shelter, food, snacks, water and emotional support.
El Dorado County Evacuation Center:
Golden Sierra High School
5101 Garden Valley Road, Garden Valley, CA
This shelter is being staffed by Red Cross volunteers and managed by the El Dorado County Health and Human Services. The County is also providing a small animal pet shelter at this location. All large animals need to be transported to 1100 Cold Springs Road, where El Dorado County Animal Services has arranged for accommodations.
The Red Cross is not providing hotel vouchers for evacuated residents, however, we’re encouraging everyone to find comfort at one of our shelters where they can find a safe place to lay down, blankets, food, water and snacks.
Disasters like this create more needs than any one organization can meet. The Red Cross works closely with government and community partners to coordinate efforts.
A public meeting will be held tonight. Fire staff will give an informational update and answer questions from the public. American Red Cross will be present as well.
Trailhead Fire Public Meeting:
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Golden Sierra High School
5101 Garden Valley Road, Garden Valley
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.
The Gold Country Region serves a twenty-four county territory including Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yuba counties.
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