Valley Fire

  • American Red Cross Mount Rainier Chapter
     
Help people affected by disasters like wildfires in California, Washington and Oregon and countless other crises at home and around the world by making a gift to American Red Cross Disaster Relief.

How the Red Cross is Responding

How you can help

California Wildfire Information Line: (855) 224-2490

Volunteering: If you are not currently a Red Cross volunteer but are interested in helping support response efforts, please email VYSNB@redcross.org. A representative from the Volunteer Department will follow up with you about paperwork dependent upon your location. If you want to be trained as a Red Cross disaster volunteer to respond to future disasters, sign up at http://tinyurl.com/redcrossNCCRvolunteer.

Donations: You can help people affected by disasters like wildfires in California and countless other crises by making a donation to Red Cross Disaster Relief. To donate, visit redcross.org/donate, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

In-kind Donations: The Red Cross currently has enough supplies to feed and clothe those affected by the wildfires. In-kind donations of water, clothes, and other material goods are NOT needed and cannot be accepted at Red Cross facilities or shelters.

Connect with Loved Ones: The Red Cross Safe and Well website has been activated to help the residents of Lake and Napa counties affected by the Valley Fire. The Safe and Well website is a central location for people in disaster areas to register their current status, and for their loved ones to access that information.

Be prepared

Returning Home & Recovering after a Wildfire

CLICK HERE for more information and choose the “Recover After” tab.

• Do not enter your home until fire officials say it is safe.

• Use caution when entering burned areas as hazards may still exist, including hot spots, which can flare up without warning.

• Avoid damaged or fallen power lines, poles and downed wires.

• Watch for ash pits and mark them for safety—warn family and neighbors to keep clear of the pits also.

• Watch animals closely and keep them under your direct control. Hidden embers and hot spots could burn your pets’ paws or hooves.

• Follow public health guidance on safe cleanup of fire ash and safe use of masks.

• Wet debris down to minimize breathing dust particles.

• Wear leather gloves and heavy soled shoes to protect hands and feet.

• Cleaning products, paint, batteries and damaged fuel containers need to be disposed of properly to avoid risk.