California wildfire shelter info

The American Red Cross continues to manage seven shelters to assist those affected by the California Wildfires. The shelters provide food, drinks and a safe place to rest for those affected by the wildfire evacuations. The Red Cross has additional shelters locations on standby should additional evacuations be issued.

Anyone evacuating to a Red Cross shelter should bring essential items for each member of the family:

* Prescription and emergency medications
* Foods that meet unusual dietary requirements
* Identification and important personal documents
* Extra clothing, pillows, blankets, hygiene supplies and other comfort items
* Supplies needed for children and infants, such as diapers, formula and toys
* Special items for family members who are elderly or disabled

Those seeking more information about assistance or shelter locations should call the Red Cross toll free at 1-866-GET-INFO

People in wildfire-ravaged communities are urged to register themselves and their loved ones on the Safe and Well Web site at to allow family and friends across the state and around the country know of their status. The Safe and Well Web site is an easy way to assist people seeking to locate those who’ve registered their status during this emergency.

One Response to “California wildfire shelter info”

  1. I am a Red Cross Volunteer for the American Red Cross Mile High Chapter in Denver Colorado.I am a DAT member or Disaster Action Team Member,a Shelter Operations Worker,and a Mass Care Worker.I am responding to HURRICANE IKE FOR 3 WEEKS and will be going on a NATIONAL DEPLOYMENT ASSIGNMENT.Since this is my first National Deployment assignment for 3 weeks what would I need to bring with me.Can you send me a checklist of what I need to bring with me.I need enough stuff to pack for 3 weeks.Please help me figure this out.I have until Tuesday before I get deployed.I hope i get my question answered.

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