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Volunteers Assist Residents of Wye Fire

In addition to shelter, Red Cross volunteers are providing food, water, and support for both physical and mental health. Today 25 people are eating lunch at the shelter.

Clearlake, CA – A Red Cross shelter is open in Clearlake, providing support for residents affected by the Wye fire in Lake County, according to the American Red Cross, Sonoma, Mendocino & Lake Counties. The shelter opened late last night at the Highlands Senior Center, 14050 Olympic Drive, Clearlake, to provide residents in need a safe place to stay.

In addition to shelter, Red Cross volunteers are providing food, water, and support for both physical and mental health. Today 25 people are eating lunch at the shelter.

Red Cross also coordinated in-kind donations of water and paper products to people congregating at the Clearlake Oaks Moose Lodge, 15900 E. Highway 20, Clearlake Oaks. The Moose Lodge, which is not functioning as an official shelter, coordinated a donation of lunch, provided by members of the community.

People who need more information on Red Cross services can call (707) 577-7601. For information about road closures or other fire-related information, they should call Cal Fire, (707) 967-1400.

Information is also available on the local Red Cross Facebook page, www.facebook.com/RedCrossSonomaMendoLake, and web site, www.arcsm.org.

To find a Red Cross shelter, visit redcross.org. iPhone users can download a free Red Cross Shelter View app from the app store at itunes.apple.com/.

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

  • visit www.redcross.org
  • call 1-800-RED-CROSS
  • 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.