Red Cross Response to Carpenter 1 Fire Continues

 

Red Cross Response to Carpenter 1 Fire Continues

Additional volunteers mobilized to assist staff

 

Las Vegas, NV. Saturday, July 6, 2013 — The American Red Cross continues its relief response in wildfire affected areas around the Las Vegas and Pahrump valleys. Reception centers in Pahrump and Las Vegas continue to offer food, water, and emotional support.

 

Total numbers since the beginning of the wildfire response are as follows:

  • 336 meals have been provided.
  • 30 Red Cross responders today have been working in various aspects
  • 2 people and 2 pets were provided with shelter and food

 

In addition to meals provided to evacuees, Red Cross volunteers were police escorted into the evacuated area to provide meals to government responders.  Responders included Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Nevada Highway Patrol and Forestry personnel.

 

Red Cross has been working with, and convening community partners in rolling out a comprehensive response. From schools as reception centers to governments reaching out with animal care, the Las Vegas community has come together to support our neighbors who have been displaced.

 

Over the next several days and weeks, Red Cross client casework volunteers will stay in contact with the victims and provide referrals, as they begin their road to recovery.

 

Information on wildfire disasters and response can be found at the following links.

 

Guide to responding during a wildfire and recovering after. -http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/wildfire

 

Wildfire Safety Checklist  - http://www.redcross.org/images/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m4340149_Wildfire.pdf  -

 

During a disaster people process information in different ways, especially children.  For more information on emotional response to disaster you can follow this link.

http://www.redcross.org/find-help/disaster-recovery/recovering-emotionally -
The American Red Cross stands ready to serve the American people at any time – day or night. But we can’t do it alone. The American Red Cross is not a government agency, but rather, we depend on the generosity of donors to continue this mission.

 

Anyone wishing to support the many Red Cross disaster responses around the country can make a donation to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767), going to redcross.org, or they can text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation with their mobile phone. 

 

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