Red Cross Sheltering About 25 People in Kearny After Shipman Fire

Red Cross volunteers
The Red Cross set up cots and blankets at 3:15 a.m. Tuesday inside the multipurpose room at Ray Elementary School.

KEARNY (July 9, 2013) – About 25 people are staying at an American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter shelter Tuesday in Kearny after being evacuated Monday because of the Shipman Fire.

The Red Cross set up cots and blankets at 3:15 a.m. Tuesday inside the multipurpose room at Ray Elementary School. It will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner Tuesday, and it will have snacks, water and coffee throughout the day, as well as nurses and mental health volunteers.

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 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.