The American Red Cross announces the relocation of disaster supplies from McCarran, Nevada, to a warehouse West Sacramento – a move that will expedite the organization’s response to disasters of all types in the Western United States.
The West Sacramento warehouse is one of five utilized by the Red Cross across the country to house and distribute emergency supplies.
“Having a warehouse in Nevada was problematic because it can be difficult or impossible to transport supplies over the Sierras to California during the winter,” said Gary Strong, California Gold Country Region Chief Executive.
“Moving our operation to West Sacramento is a boon for our region because it will greatly reduce the time it takes to get much-needed items like cots, blankets and toiletries in the hands of disaster evacuees.”
The Red Cross wishes to thank the City of West Sacramento for its partnership in securing the warehouse location.
WESTERN WILDFIRES: Thousands of people were directly affected by wildfires in the Western United States in 2020.
The relocation of warehousing operations to Western Sacramento will have a significant impact on our ability to help those in need during similar disasters.
As of November 3, 2020, we have assisted wildfire evacuees by:
- Serving nearly 902,000 meals and snacks
- Providing more than 401,100 overnight stays in emergency lodgings
- Distributed more than 56,500 relief items
- Provided financial assistance thanks to the generosity of donors and corporate partners
DOWNLOAD RED CROSS APPS: The Red Cross Emergency App provides real-time alerts, open shelters and expert advice on wildfires. The Emergency App also includes an “I’m Safe” feature that help people check on loved ones. Search “American Red Cross” in app stores or go to redcross.org/apps.
Visit redcross.org/wildfire for full wildfire safety information.