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Red Cross Opens Shelter for Evacuees of Reynolds Creek Fire

“The Red Cross urges everyone to evacuate as soon as officials issue an evacuation order,” says Diane Wright, Executive Director of Montana Red Cross. “We have several tools that can help.”

Bozeman, MT, July 22, 2015—Montana Red Cross has opened a shelter for the evacuees of the Reynolds Creek Fire. The shelter is located in the Browning Middle School at: 901 S. Piegan Street in Browning, MT 59417.

“The Red Cross urges everyone to evacuate as soon as officials issue an evacuation order,” says Diane Wright, Executive Director of Montana Red Cross. “We have several tools that can help.”

If You Have to Evacuate

  • Download the following free apps from the Apple app store, the Google play store or redcross.org:
  • The Red Cross Wildfire App will walk you through all the steps you need to take to prepare to evacuate.
  • The Red Cross Shelter App will tell you where the open shelters are.
  • The Red Cross First Aid App will help you deliver first aid to people who are injured.
  • Go to the Red Cross website for a complete list of evacuation guidelines: http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/wildfire.
  • You can let loved ones outside the area know that you are OK by listing yourself on the Red Cross’s Safe and Well website: https://safeandwell.communityos.org/.
  • All evacuees from the Reynolds Creek Fire are welcome to stay at the Red Cross shelter, and to have meals and snacks there. All Red Cross services are free of charge.

    Evacuees should bring clothing, toiletries, medications, blankets and other bedding to the shelter, if possible.

    For safety reasons, the Red Cross only allows service animals in its shelters. The address of a pet shelter and a safe location to leave livestock will be provided as soon as that information becomes available.

    You Can Help

    To help people affected by this and other disasters, please make a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters like wildfires. To donate, please go to www.redcross.org/montana or call 1-800-272-6668. Contributions may also be sent to American Red Cross of Montana, 1300 28th Street South, Great Falls, MT 59405.