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HOW TO HELP: Red Cross needs donations to support evacuees, firefighters

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Hundreds of people have been evacuated ahead of the Carolton Complex Fire Hundreds of people have been evacuated ahead of the Carolton Complex Fire
TWISP, Wash. - NEW INFORMATION:

Wenatchee, WA

Friday, July 18

Update provided at 11:15pm 

CLOSED SHELTER: The Grange – 344 W. 2nd St., Twisp

List of all current Red Cross shelters:

Chelan High School – 215 W. Webster, Chelan (Current population - 48)

Cornerstone Christian Fellowship Church - 328 N. Riverside, Omak (Current population - 55)

First Baptist Church – 429 Evans St., Leavenworth (Current population – 1)

OPENED FRIDAY NIGHT: Winthrop Barn Auditorium - 51 N. Hwy 20, Winthrop (Current population – 4)

Evacuating residents should bring:

•         Prescription and emergency medications

•         Foods that meet unusual dietary requirements

•         Identification and important personal documents

•         Extra clothing, pillows, blankets, towels, 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

•         Note: Public health regulations do not permit pets in shelters. Trained assistance animals are permitted.

Governor Jay Inslee dropped by the Red Cross Shelter at Chelan High School Friday afternoon to visit with those affected by the fire and to thank Red Cross Volunteers for their hard work and service. The Governor was able to visit with Red Cross volunteers, a youth group that was organizing activities with sheltered children, and many of the individuals who were staying at the shelter after being evacuated from their homes in Pateros. The Governor named Red Cross Volunteers the “Washingtonian of the Day” for their service and presented a pin to the Apple Valley and North Cascades Chapter Executive.

The community has shown a generous outpouring of support to victims of the fires within the region. The Red Cross appreciates the many donations that have been collected by our supporters, including our friends in the media who have also done an excellent job of keeping our shelter information updated for the public.

Help people affected by disasters like the Carlton Complex Fire 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, or call 1-800-REDCROSS. Contributions may also be sent to your local Red Cross chapter, or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.

People across the Northwest have shown their desire to help those affected by the Carlton Complex fire burning south of Twisp, Wash. The Red Cross has emerged as the largest and most visible help agency.

Representatives say the best way the public can help is by donating money through the Red Cross's website. You can make sure the money goes to help those affected by the fire by sending your donation to the Apple Valley chapter. You may also call the Red Cross hotline at 1-800-733-2767 to make a donation (select option 4 at the prompt).


Money donated to the Red Cross provides food, water and shelter to evacuees. It also helps firefighters and support personnel fighting the fire on the front front lines. Funds have paid for 800 meals just this week.

Donations are keeping the three evacuation centers open and running. Evacuees are being directed to Chelan High School in Chelan, Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in Omak and the Twisp Grange on 2nd St. in Twisp. More than 100 people stayed at those evacuation centers Thursday night.
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