SACRAMENTO, CA, August 18, 2020 – As the Jones Fire (Nevada County) and Potters Fire (Butte County) threaten nearby residences, the American Red Cross is assisting evacuees at several Temporary Evacuation Points.
Three Temporary Evacuation Points have been opened by Nevada County with assistance from Red Cross volunteers:
Those impacted by these fires can visit a Temporary Evacuation Point for water, snacks and information about Red Cross services. We can also provide hotel lodging assistance as needed, for those who have been forced out of their homes. Depending on the size and scope of a fire, hotel accommodations are being prioritized to ensure social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic. Residents must check in with the Red Cross at a Temporary Evacuation Site in order to receive assistance.
At this time, we cannot accept donations of water, clothing or food due to COVID-19 restrictions. Those interested in supporting Red Cross disaster response operations can do so by making a financial contribution at 1-800-REDCROSS or by visiting redcross.org.
About the American Red Cross California Gold Country Region
The California Gold Country Region serves a twenty-six county territory including Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yuba counties. For more information, visit redcross.org/GoldCountry. Stay up to date by following us on social media (@ARCGoldCountry).