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Red Cross Urges Readiness as Wildfires Burn in Central WA

Wildfire. Photo Credit: Cushman Photography

Photo Credit: Cushman Photography

Wildfires often begin unnoticed. However, they spread quickly and every second counts!

As wildfire season continues with devastating impact in our communities, the Red Cross is urging local residents to take simple steps to be prepared for emergencies.

  • Ensure emergency numbers are posted by all landlines and programmed into cell phones
  • Clearly mark driveway entrances and your house address
  • Practice two ways out of your neighborhood
  • Abide by all evacuation orders and pay attention to local media for updated emergency information
  • Prepare a three-day supply kit in the event of a quick evacuation
  • To learn more safety tips, visit www.redcross.org/prepare or download the free Red Cross Wildfire App.

    For more information about Red Cross Emergency Services, contact the Apple Valley Chapter at (509) 663-3907.

    The local Red Cross relies on the generosity of donors to continue to provide emergency services such as food, clothing, shelter, and recovery support to disaster victims like those from the Clockham Tarps fire/mudslides. To make a financial donation in support of local disaster victims:

  • Call (509) 663-3907 to make a donation with a credit card
  • Mail/Drop off a donation at 12 Orondo Ave, Wenatchee 98801
  • www.redcross.org/donate
  • About the American Red Cross:

    The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; 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. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.