WASILLA, AK, August 23, 2019 — Due to a potential change in weather and fire activity, the Red Cross of Alaska emergency shelter located at the Upper Susitna Senior Center (16463 Helena Drive, Talkeetna) will remain open to assist those affected by the McKinley Fire. The Red Cross shelter at the Curtis D. Menard Memorial Sports Center (1001 S Clapp St, Wasilla) is also still open.
All families and individuals affected by the fire are welcome, and the Red Cross will continue to provide emergency relief across the affected areas, including food, relief supplies, disaster health and mental health services, spiritual care and recovery planning.
We will continue to provide updated information regularly via social media:
About the American Red Cross of Alaska:
In Fiscal Year 2019, the American Red Cross of Alaska responded to 435 disasters by offering food, shelter, relief supplies, comfort, hope and recovery services to 1,096 Alaskans in 50 communities statewide. Our preparedness teams installed 2,171 free smoke alarms and educated 1,409 youth through The Pillowcase Project. Our Training Services department enrolled 19,665 students in first aid/CPR/AED, aquatics and caregiving classes. Our Service to the Armed Forces staff exchanged 1,299 emergency messages for U.S. military service personnel and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. In Fiscal Year 2019, our statewide workforce of 729 volunteers logged 40,735 hours in service to our mission and their fellow Alaskans. For more information, please visit redcross.org/Alaska or visit us on Twitter at @redcrossak.