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SISKIYOU COUNTY, CA (September 8, 2022) -- The American Red Cross is joining other service providers at a Local Assistance Center (LAC) set up to offer recovery assistance to those impacted by the Mill Fire. The LAC is a centralized location where various humanitarian organizations and government agencies provide information on available recovery assistance resources.
The Center is open September 9-11 from 10am-6pm at the Weed Community Center, 161 East Lincoln Avenue, Weed, CA 96094. The Red Cross is distributing clean-up supplies and have trained Disaster Mental Health and Spiritual Care Volunteers on site. Information will also be available on how residents can access additional Red Cross disaster relief services.
Residents should bring with them a photo ID, information on their household income and any insurance documents. To protect from the spread of COVID-19, health and safety protocols are in place at the LAC including social distancing, face coverings for staff and the public, health screenings for anyone entering the facility and facility sanitization.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or CruzRojaAmericana.org, or follow us on Twitter at @RedCross.