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Red Cross Closes Rough Fire Shelter

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"Our volunteers will still be present in the community to provide relief and comfort"

The American Red Cross of the Central Valley is closing the Sanger Community Center shelter as of 5:00 p.m. Sunday evening. Volunteers will remain on standby, ready to assist any residents affected by the Rough Fire. In addition, volunteers will be at an information table located at the Squaw Valley Trading Center convenience store parking lot, 30812 E. Kings Canyon Road, Squaw Valley, CA 93675 to provide information, snacks, and other resources.

“While our full shelter operation is shutting down, our volunteers will still be present in the community to provide relief and comfort,” said Executive Director Barry Falke.

Any evacuees needing disaster relief services can also call the local Red Cross office at (559)455-1000 for assistance.

Red Cross volunteers have been on scene at the shelter since Monday to provide lodging, meals, hygiene kits and more for the evacuated families. The Central California Animal Disaster Team has also been on hand to care for domestic pets and help coordinate large animal evacuations.

The Red Cross is able to provide disaster relief services during wildfire season thanks to the generosity of the community. The best way to help current wildfire evacuees is through a financial donation. Visit or call 1-800-RED-CROSS to make a donation to your local chapter.


About the American Red Cross Central California Region

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. The American Red Cross Central California Region provides services to the ten counties across Central California that is home to more than 4 million people.