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Local Red Cross Provides Support for El Portal Fire Evacuees
Red Cross workers have been on scene since the fire began near Yosemite Saturday afternoon.
The American Red Cross is continuing to provide support to El Portal Fire evacuees.
Red Cross workers have been on scene since the fire began near Yosemite Saturday afternoon. Two shelters were initially opened, and now one resource center remains available for affected residents to obtain information, rest, and replenish with snacks and water.
The Tenaya Lodge shelter at 1122 Hwy 41 in Fish Camp will officially convert into the resource center at 8:00 a.m. Monday, July 28.
Disaster Action Team volunteers have been on scene providing shelter, food, water, emotional support, and more for the affected residents over the last 24 hours. The Red Cross is working closely with government and community partners to ensure the safety and comfort of the evacuees and their pets.
The local Red Cross is able to assist residents during wildfires thanks to the generosity of the community. To contribute to the local Red Cross disaster relief efforts, please visit www.redcross.org.
Residents are encouraged to download the Red Cross Wildfire App for smartphones. The app provides shelter location information, direct links to the latest news, and tips for evacuation.