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Red Cross Sheltering, Feeding Dozens of Wildfire Evacuees

WILDFIRE SHELTER SEATTLE

Middle Photo: Red Cross volunteer Mary Mayhew administers a blood pressure test for a client at an evacuation shelter in Entiat, WA. Photo by Eric Rothenberg

These shelters will continue to remain operational until American Red Cross and Emergency Management personnel deem it appropriate to close.

August 16, 2015, WENATCHEE, WA - The American Red Cross, Northwest Region continues to operate six evacuation shelters in response to numerous wildfires in Central and Eastern Washington. Saturday night, 54 people stayed in Red Cross shelters across the state. Many more displaced residents are using the shelters for food, showers, information and a place to charge cell phones. Red Cross nurses and mental health workers are also at shelters providing health and emotional support.

As of Tuesday, Aug 18, shelters are open at the following locations:

  • Sterling Intermediate School
  • 600 N. James, East Wenatchee, WA

  • Brewster Middle/High School
  • 503 S. 7th Street, Brewster, WA

  • Columbia High School
  • 4961 Hunter Shop Rd., Hunters, WA

  • Gess Elementary School
  • 405 Lincoln Way, Chewelah, WA

  • Republic Elementary School
  • 30306 Hwy 20 E, Republic, WA

  • Morgen Owings Elementary School
  • 407 E. Woodin Ave, Chelan, WA

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    These shelters will continue to remain operational until American Red Cross and Emergency Management personnel deem it appropriate to close.

    Anyone evacuating to a Red Cross shelter should bring the following essential items for each member of the family:

  • Prescription and emergency medications
  • Foods that meet unusual dietary requirements
  • Identification and important personal documents
  • Extra clothing, pillows, blankets, towels, hygiene supplies and other comfort items
  • Supplies needed for children and infants, such as diapers, formula and toys
  • Special items for family members who are elderly or disabled
  • Note: Public health regulations do not permit pets in shelters. Trained assistance animals are permitted.
  • The Red Cross is not accepting donations of items at its shelters at this time. The most effective way to support Red Cross disaster services is through a financial donation. If you would like to support the work of the Red Cross in response to disasters big and small, you can make a financial gift at www.redcross.org/donate or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.