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Del Norte Shelter to Close Monday

Del Norte Shelter Closes on Monday, July 1 in Colorado
The kits include items to help remove ash, slurry, smoke, spoiled food and repair other damage to their homes as a result of the fires.

The Red Cross on Saturday distributed nearly 400 clean-up kits, and several hundred shovels and rakes, to residents affected by the West Fork Complex fire. The kits include items to help remove ash, slurry, smoke, spoiled food and repair other damage to their homes as a result of the fires.

The items were distributed at the South Fork Visitor Center and at the Creede Mineral County Chamber of Commerce. Emotional support and informational resources were also provided. In addition, Red Cross volunteers were on hand Saturday evening at the Community Center in South Fork to offer kits to area residents attending a community meeting.

Bulk distribution will continue on Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the South Fork Visitor Center.

The Red Cross shelter in Del Norte will close on Monday, July 1. No evacuees stayed overnight at the shelter last night.

Since June 11, the Red Cross the Red Cross and its partners have:

  • Opened and operated a total of ten separate shelters in Monument, Colorado Springs, Kiowa, Cañon City, Walsenburg, Rifle, Del Norte and Gunnison
  • Distributed 34,676 bulk items such as shovels, rakes, face masks and gloves
  • Served 49,700 meals and snacks provided by community partners such as the Salvation Army and the Care and Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado
  • Made 3,947 health and mental health contacts with affected residents
  • Registered 470 individuals in Safe and Well
  • Distributed 2,017 comfort kits containing hygiene items, toothbrushes and other basic essentials
  • The Red Cross has cached resources and has shelter teams on standby to re-open shelters should the need arise.
  • Since the wildfires began on June 11, nearly 1,400 people have registered at Red Cross shelters.
  • Red Cross provides all services free of charge, thanks to the generous donations from the American public. If you would like to contribute to Red Cross disaster relief, visit www.redcross.org or call 1-800-REDCROSS.