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:
600 N. James, East Wenatchee, WA
503 S. 7th Street, Brewster, WA
4961 Hunter Shop Rd., Hunters, WA
405 Lincoln Way, Chewelah, WA
30306 Hwy 20 E, Republic, WA
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:
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.