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:
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.