Starting today, the American Red Cross will distribute clean-up kits to evacuees of the West Fork Fire Complex to help them clean up ash, slurry, smoke, spoiled food and other damage to their homes caused by the fire. Red Cross licensed mental health workers will also staff several locations to help residents cope with the disaster and provide them with recovery information.
The Red Cross will distribute clean-up kits, water and recovery information at the following locations:
The clean-up kits include brooms, mops, bleach, work gloves, masks, buckets , sponges and other items useful for cleaning up after a disaster.
Red Cross mental health workers will staff a community disaster assistance center from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, June 28, at the County Annex building, 965 6th St., in Del Norte, and will provide emotional support as well as informational resources for people affected by the wildfires.
The Red Cross shelter at Del Norte High School, 1055 9th St., Del Norte, remains open. Last night, 61 evacuees registered at the shelter.
RED CROSS SERVICED STATS TO-DATE
Since June 11, the Red Cross has provided shelter, food, emotional support, health services and tens of thousands of recovery supplies to thousands of people in Colorado affected by wildfires. To date, the Red Cross and partners have:
BLACK FOREST FIRE:
Red Cross aid stations will offer water, clean-up supplies and other resources to families affected by the Black Forest fire from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at two locations:
Clean-up supplies include shovels, trash bags, work gloves, rakes, paper towels, and facemasks all items to help residents recover. Each station will also be staffed with disaster mental health counselors, health services and caseworkers to provide emotional and physical support.
In addition, Red Cross mobile outreach teams are canvassing the Black Forest area to provide information and support of recovery, as well as to assist with emotional and medical needs.