The American Red Cross of the Central Valley has opened a shelter for Oakhurst and North Fork area residents impacted by the Sky and Corrine Fires. The shelter is located at Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church, 39696 Hwy 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644.
Approximately 70 people are currently in the shelter where Red Cross volunteers are providing lodging, meals, hygiene kits, and comfort. The Central California Animal Disaster Team has set up a pet shelter for domestic animals next door. The majority of shelter clients are currently staff from the nearby Calvin Crest camp.
The Red Cross is working closely with government and community partners to ensure the comfort and safety of all impacted residents.
“We’ve been preparing for the wildfire season for months,” said Public Information Officer Jessica Piffero, “Our volunteers are prepared to open additional shelters and provide more resources as needed.”
The Red Cross urges residents to follow all evacuation orders from local enforcement and be prepared for disasters like wildfires. Click here to learn more about preparing for and responding to wildfires.
“Do not wait for a second or third call to get out,” said Piffero, “Have your emergency kit with all the necessities ready to go when asked to evacuate.”
The Red Cross is able to provide disaster relief services during wildfire season thanks to the generosity of the community. Click here to find out how you can help.