Red Cross on standby to help residents affected by North Pass Fire near Covelo

“The Covelo community is pulling together and taking care of themselves.” - Don Rowe, Disaster Action Team captain with the Red Cross in Mendocino County

Ukiah – As the North Pass Fire continues burning, local American Red Cross volunteers remain on standby to help evacuated residents. Typically, Red Cross services in a fire such as this include a safe place to stay, food, beverages, replacement medications for those that have been destroyed, and emotional support.

“The Covelo community is pulling together and taking care of themselves,” said Don Rowe, Disaster Action Team captain with the Red Cross in Mendocino County. “We’re keeping in close contact with visits, emails and phone calls to community members and county personnel, so we’ll be ready if needed.”

HOW PEOPLE CAN HELP: Volunteer

The local Red Cross welcomes prospective volunteers in Mendocino County. American Red Cross is offering a free class, “Disaster Services Overview,” for new volunteers and those who want to learn about Red Cross volunteer opportunities in Mendocino County. The Disaster Services Overview class will be held twice:

  • In Ukiah, on Thursday, September 13, 413 N. State St., NCO office. Meeting at 6:00 p.m., class at 7:00 to 9:30 p.m., after the monthly Disaster Action Team meeting. New people are welcome at the Disaster Action Team meeting.
  • In Willits, on Saturday, September 15, Willits Library, 390 East Commercial Street. 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Contact Don Rowe, 707-463-2456 to register or for more information.

    HOW PEOPLE CAN HELP: Donate Funds

    Those who want to help can make a financial donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief, which helps people in disasters like the fire in Mendocino County, as well as emergencies across the country:

  • visit www.redcross.org
  • call 1-800-RED-CROSS or 707-577-7600
  • text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
  • Mail donations to American Red Cross, Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake Counties, 5297 Aero Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.