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American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter Opens Cooling Station After Fire in Yuma

Grand Canyon - Yuma Cooing Station

YUMA (Nov. 21, 2012) – The American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter has opened a cooling station with an 800-person capacity at Castle Dome Middle School in Yuma for residents who were impacted by Wednesday afternoon’s fire at the Bruce Church cooling and packing house in Yuma.

If people in the affected area need to get away from the smoke and cool off, they’re encouraged to come to the gymnasium at Castle Dome, at 2353 S. Otondo Drive, Yuma, AZ 85365. The Red Cross has partnered with the Salvation Army, which will be providing snacks, as well as bottles of water.

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. It’s a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. The Grand Canyon Chapter, established in 1916, re-chartered in 1999 and expanded in 2003, ranks as the fifth-largest chapter nationally, serving the more than 5.1 million people in Apache, Coconino, Gila, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Pinal, Yavapai and Yuma counties. For more information on the Grand Canyon Chapter, please visit www.arizonaredcross.org, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/redcrossgcc or follow us on Twitter under the handle @RedCrossGCC.