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Red Cross Response to Kilauea Lava Threat

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Two American Red Cross shelters remain open for residents evacuated from their homes due to the Kilauea lava threat at the following locations:

                    Pahoa Community Center (15-3022 Kauhale Street, Pāhoa, HI 96778)

                    Keaau Community Center (16-186 Pili Mua St, Keaau, HI 96749)

As of midnight, there were about 200 people at the Pahoa Community Center and 15 people at the Keaau Community Center shelter.  About 40 Red Cross volunteers have been working tirelessly to assist all evacuees with their immediate emergency needs, including distributing comfort kits (toiletries), towels, blankets, and snacks, and offering mental health and health services.

About the Red Cross

The Red Cross is a non-profit humanitarian organization which provides assistance to meet the immediate emergency needs of those affected by disasters. All Red Cross assistance to disaster victims is free. The Red Cross is not a government agency; it depends on public contributions to help others. Your gift supports the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross in your community, across the country and around the world.  To send a contribution, mail your check to American Red Cross, 4155 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu, Hawaii  96816 or make a secure online donation at redcross.org/hawaii or call (808) 739-8109.

For more updates, follow the Hawaii Chapter of the American Red Cross on Twitter at @HawaiiRedCross. You can also contact the Hawaii Chapter at 808-734-2101 or visit redcross.org/hawaii.