Prescott, Ariz., Thursday, July 18, 2019 – The American Red Cross was contacted by the Yavapai County Emergency Management, to open an emergency shelter at the Pine Flatts area due to the encroaching Cellar Fire. The Red Cross opened a shelter at Prescott High School on 1050 Ruth Street, Prescott, Ariz. Red Cross volunteers are providing warm meals, a safe place to sleep and emotional support for those with immediate, evacuation-caused needs. As of Thursday, July 18, 2019, at 6:30 p.m., the Red Cross shelter will remain open until evacuation has been lifted.
- The Red Cross Shelter, is at Prescott High School, on 1050 Ruth Street, Prescott, Ariz. 86301
Anyone evacuating to a Red Cross shelter should bring essential items for each member of the family:
- Prescriptions and emergency medications
- Foods that meet unusual dietary requirements
- Identification to show residence is in the affected area 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
- Chargers for any electronic devices you bring with you
- Books, games and other ways to entertain your family and yourself
The Red Cross in encouraging families to be prepared.
Insert preparedness messaging relevant to your disaster.
- General preparedness messaging -- get a kit, make a plan, be prepared – can be found on redcross.org in the “Plan and Prepare” section under “Prepare Your Home and Family.”
- Disaster-specific checklists and other resources can be downloaded from the Disaster Safety Library on redcross.org.
- These safety tips can also be found on redcross.org in the “Plan and Prepare” section under “Types of Emergency.”
In an emergency, letting your loved ones know you are safe can bring them great peace of mind. The Red Cross can help you stay in touch with loved ones after a disaster. All the Red Cross mobile apps feature an “I’m Safe” button that allows users to post a message to their social accounts, letting friends and family know they are out of harm’s way. Redcross.org/safeandwell.
At this time, the American Red Cross Greater Phoenix Chapter is fortunate to have volunteers who are trained, ready and willing to support our response to wildfires in our communities. We thank inpiduals and community groups who are willing to support this effort and encourage them to register to become new volunteers to help with future disaster responses. Learn more and register online at redcross.org/volunteer and complete the online application.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
All Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. Help people affected by disasters like wildfires/floods/tornadoes] and countless other crises by making a gift to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. Visit redcross.org/donate. For a $10 donation, type Red Cross to 90999 or call 1-800-REDCROSS.
For more updates, follow the Phoenix Chapter of the American Red Cross on Twitter and Facebook at @AmRedCrossSW. You can also contact the Phoenix Chapter at 602-336-6660 visit www.Redcross.org/local or call 1-800-REDCROSS.