As the Greenwood Fire, and other wildfires, continue to expand across northeastern Minnesota and threaten more homes, the American Red Cross is transitioning the Temporary Evacuation Point (TEP) in Babbitt to an overnight shelter to help anyone displaced by this disaster.
Babbitt Municipal Center
71 South Drive
Babbitt, MN 55706
Partnering with St. Louis County and Lake County Emergency Management, Red Cross disaster relief teams are on hand to support to families and individuals in need, by providing safe shelter, food, emergency relief supplies, emotional support, health services, current disaster information and other resources.
We encourage people who plan to stay in a Red Cross shelter to bring prescription medications, extra clothing, pillows, blankets, hygiene supplies, other comfort items and important documents. Don’t forget to bring any special items for children, such as diapers, formula, and toys, or for family members who have unique needs.
Be ready to evacuate
- Keep track of the weather, fires near you, and listen to instructions from local authorities.
- Be ready to leave quickly with your Go-Kit.
- Be ready to leave if local authorities advise, or if you feel you are in danger.
- Visit redcross.org/wildfire for more safety tips.
- Download the free Red Cross Emergency app to help keep you and your loved ones safe with real-time alerts, open Red Cross shelter locations and safety advice on wildfires and other emergencies. To download the app, search for ‘American Red Cross’ in your app store or go to redcross.org/apps.
More than 30 Red Cross volunteers and staff from around the Minnesota and Dakotas Region have been working to assist residents in the area since the fire began August 15. In addition, since August 1, more than 30 Red Cross volunteers from the region have deployed to help people affected by wildfires, hurricanes, and floods across the country. Volunteers are always needed to respond to disaster. To learn more about training to respond to disasters visit redcross.org/mndaks.
You can help
To Individuals can also help people affected by disasters big and small by making a gift directly to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Donations to Disaster Relief enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters. Visit redcross.org, or call 1-800-REDCROSS for more information.