Red Cross Efforts Expands Statewide as 13 Wildfires burn across Colorado | Environment
As fires explode across Colorado, the Red Cross is sending in people from across the nation. These volunteers will relieve and increase the efforts of those who have been working on the High Park Fire since June 9. Many thanks go out to the Red Cross Colorado chapter volunteers and the supporting partners who have worked tirelessly with evacuees. Red Cross shelters for fire evacuees are open in five locations and additional locations are on standby in the event they are needed. Existing shelter locations are:
· High Park Fire –
- Cache La Poudre Junior High School – 3515 West County Road 54G – Laporte, CO
- Waldo Canyon Fire –
- Cheyenne Mountain High School – 1200 Cresta Road – Colorado Springs, CO
- Summit Elementary School – 490 Meadow Park Drive – Divide, CO
- Estes Park Fire –
- Estes Park High School – 1600 Manford Ave – Estes Park, CO
- Weber Fire –
- Cortez High School – 206 West 7th Ave – Cortez, CO
Red Cross shelters can be found at www.redcross.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS.
The Red Cross urges residents to heed all evacuation orders issued by government officials.
Red Cross Assistance At-A-Glance for High Park Fire
June 25, 2012
Overnight shelter Population
Vehicles Providing Mobile Feeding
Fixed Feeding Locations
Emergency Response Vehicles
Bulk Clean-up and Recovery Items Distributed
Health Services Contacts
Mental Health Contacts
Total Red Cross Workers
For additional information about Red Cross relief activities currently underway in and around Colorado, please contact the Public Affairs Desk at (202) 257-7899.