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Red Cross Puts Shelter in Kingman for Wildfire on Standby Status

Red Cross volunteers
No people are staying at the shelter, and one person has spent the night since it opened Monday.

KINGMAN (July 4, 2013) – The American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter is putting its shelter in Kingman on standby status, three days after people were evacuated because of the Dean Peak Fire.

The shelter at Kingman High School will transition Friday after breakfast is served from 9-10:30 a.m. No people are staying at the shelter, and one person has spent the night since it opened Monday.

Those needing additional assistance from the Red Cross can call 1-800-842-7349. For information related to the Dean Peak Fire, call 928-718-2412 or 928-718-2413 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m.

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.