PRESCOTT (June 19, 2013) – Seven people evacuated because of the Doce Fire near Prescott spent Tuesday night at an American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter shelter at Yavapai College.
Papa John’s in Prescott delivered pizza for dinner, and JB’s Family Restaurants in Prescott provided coffee. The Costco Wholesale in Prescott brought fruit and pastries for Wednesday’s breakfast, which will be served at 8 a.m. Red Cross volunteers have set up cots and blankets in the gymnasium, and evacuated residents also can come to the shelter for snacks and bottled water. The Red Cross has nurses and mental health volunteers on site, and Animals in Disaster is sheltering pets at the college.
Evacuated residents wanting to reconnect with loved ones are urged to register through the Red Cross Safe and Well website at www.safeandwell.org. Those wishing to make financial donations to the Red Cross can do so online at www.redcross.org/donate or by calling 1-800-733-2767.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. It’s a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. The Grand Canyon Chapter, established in 1916, re-chartered in 1999 and expanded in 2003, ranks as the fifth-largest chapter nationally, serving the more than 5.1 million people in Apache, Coconino, Gila, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Pinal, Yavapai and Yuma counties. For more information on the Grand Canyon Chapter, please visit www.redcross.org/gcc, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/redcrossgcc or follow us on Twitter under the handle @RedCrossGCC.