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Utah Region Red Cross Helping Summit County Wildfire Evacuees

Young girl in an American Red Cross Shelter
More than 160 evacuees have received services and support from the Utah Region Red Cross

The American Red Cross Utah Region is helping evacuees from two wildfires in Summit County with both immediate and longer-term needs.

More than 160 evacuees have received services and/or support at two Red Cross shelters, where we have distributed 268 snacks, 168 meals, and 403 bottles of water.

More than 35 local Red Cross volunteers have stepped up during the last 48 hours to offer assistance at the shelters and other locations.

To assist evacuees with longer-term recovery needs such as mental health support, clothing replacement and medication replacement our volunteers are also available to meet one-on-one with displaced individuals at a Multi Agency Resource Center (MARC) located in an LDS meetinghouse in Wanship, Utah (30899 Old Lincoln Highway).

While we are not calling for donations or volunteer support specific to these wildfires at this time, ongoing financial and volunteer support is crucial in order for the Red Cross to remain well-prepared to respond to disasters statewide. To make a financial donation, or to learn more about becoming a volunteer, select either the "donate" or "volunteer" options displayed on the home page of this website.

Those in need of additional assistance are encouraged to phone us at 810-323-7000.