The American Red Cross Northern Minnesota Region is responding to wildfires burning in north-central Minnesota and western Wisconsin. The fires are located in the Becker, Wadena, and Hubbard counties in Minnesota and Douglas and Bayfield counties in Wisconsin.
"We're currently moving supplies and people to provide staffing to two shelters in Wadena and Hubbard Counties," says Megan Mrozek, Emergency Services Director for the American Red Cross Northern Minnesota Region.
In addition, a Red Cross emergency response vehicle is en route to western Wisconsin to help provide mass care relief, such as supplying water and snacks, and the Red Cross is coordinating sheltering efforts with the American Red Cross Western Wisconsin Region.
The Red Cross helps provide disaster relief for immediate recovery needs, such as shelter, clothing, food, and emotional support. People can help those affected by this and similar disasters by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Financial gifts enable the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters. Visit redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. 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.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and counsels victims of disasters; provides nearly half of the nation's blood supply; teaches lifesaving skills; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its humanitarian mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/mn/northmn or call (612) 871-7676.
Lynette Nyman, Communications Manager, 612-237-7176