Red Cross Shelter Closes as Evacuation Orders Are Lifted

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Idyllwild School shelter closes as evacuation orders are lifted.

Riverside, Calif — The American Red Cross shelter at Idyllwild School has closed, after the lifting of evacuations due to flash flooding following the Mountain Fire. The Red Cross will continue to provide client casework support and bulk distribution items to those affected by the Mountain Fire.

Since being called to assist July 18th, the Red Cross has opened 4 shelters which provided 1,310 evacuees with a safe place to wait out the Mountain Fire. Additionally, over the past 6 days over 7,487 meals and snacks have been served, 32 cases opened, and over 130 volunteers utilitzed in a variety of capacities. These volunteers came from across California, and as far away as Arizona and Nevada, to support the Riverside Chapter’s response.

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