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American Red Cross Opening Recovery Center After Yarnell Wildfire

Red Cross volunteers
The Red Cross shelters at Yavapai College in Prescott and at Wickenburg High School also will remain open for overnight stays, with meals, snacks, water and coffee still served throughout the day.

YARNELL (July 7, 2013) – The American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter is opening a recovery center to provide resources to Yarnell residents going back into their homes after the Yarnell Hill Fire.

The Red Cross Recovery Center will open at 9 a.m. Monday at the Yarnell Community Presbyterian Church, located at 16455 W. Table Top Way, Yarnell, AZ 85362. It will stay open until 5 p.m. each day. The Red Cross shelters at Yavapai College in Prescott and at Wickenburg High School also will remain open for overnight stays, with meals, snacks, water and coffee still served throughout the day.

At the Red Cross Recovery Center:

  • Caseworkers will assess individual needs, then give support or connect clients with other service organizations.
  • Meals, snacks and water will be served.
  • Ice, cleaning supplies and other essentials will be distributed.
  • Nurses will replace medications, eyeglasses, contacts and other critical medical equipment lost in the wildfire.
  • Mental health volunteers will offer emotional support and long-term coping strategies.
  • 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.