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Red Cross Provides Shelter, Meals As Wildfires Rage On

Northwest Nebraska Wildfire Relief

As wildfires continue to rage in Northwest, Neb., additional Red Cross disaster relief workers are arriving to provide support. The Red Cross is working with multiple community partners to provide meals and shelter to residents displaced by the fires, as well as the emergency responders battling the blazes.

Red Cross volunteers will continue to provide meals and shelter at multiple sites where responders can escape the intensity of the sun and flames to rehydrate and refuel. So far, more than 700 meals and snacks have provided and feeding efforts will continue throughout the coming days.

Anyone in need of information, a safe place to stay, or a meal is encouraged to stop at one of the Red Cross Shelters open in the area:

• St. Patrick’s Assumption Arena, 340 Cedar St. in Chadron

• Hope Baptist Mission, 218 East 8th St. in Rushville

The Red Cross is also reaching out to those whose homes were affected. Case work volunteers are meeting with affected residents to provide food, shelter, comfort and care as needed. Residents affected by the wildfires are urged to call toll-free (888) 382-3790 to talk with one of our trained volunteers.

Editorial Note: Red Cross staff and volunteers are available for interviews at our shelter sites. Please call Donna Titman at 308-390-1158 or Susan Epps at 402-730-4165 for more information or to arrange an interview.

You can help people affected by disasters such as floods, tornadoes, fires and hurricanes, as well as countless crises at home and around the world, by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. To make a donation, visit or call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767); people can also text the word “REDCROSS” to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions may also be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.

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