May 29, 2013
Twins Sarah and Grant Haney,5, play with Whiskey, a therapy dog at the day care center set up by the Red Cross and the Children’s Disaster Services at the Multi-Agency Resource Center in Westmoore High School in Moore, OK.
“You know what the secret to waling a dog is?” therapy dog handler Billy Thomas asks twins Sarah and Grant Haney, 5, as they try to get Thomas’ dog, Whiskey, to follow them.
“You keep walking.” adds Thomas. “You walk the dog; you don’t let the dog walk you.”
Sarah and Grant were one of six children playing with Whiskey Wednesday at the daycare center set up by the Red Cross and Children’s Disaster Services at the Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) in Westmoore High School in Moore, OK.
They were being entertained by Thomas and his dog while their mom, Starla, met with representatives from the different government, not-for-profit and religious organizations who are present at the MARC providing services to area residents who were affected by the tornadoes that struck Oklahoma on May 19th and 20th.
November 16, 2008
California Wildfires – November 2008
Site and Shelter location information is subject to change without notice. Please check with your local chapter or call 1-866-GET-INFO to confirm this information.
Red Cross Maintaining Three Orange County Shelters
SANTA ANA, Calif. – The American Red Cross of Orange County continues to serve and assist victims of the Triange Complex Fire. The shelters are located at:
- Valencia High School, 500 North Bradford, Placentia, CA 92870, (Located on Bradford between Chapman Ave. and Ruby)
- Brea Community Center, 695 Madison Avenue, Brea, CA 92821 (Corner of Madison and Randolph)
- Katella High School, 2200 E Wagner Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92806 (on Wagner Ave. east of State College)
Additional American Red Cross shelters nearby:
- Diamond Bar High School, 2140 E. Pathfinder Rd., Diamond Bar, CA
- Ayala High School, 14255 Peyton Drive, Chino Hills, CA
Though the Red Cross will provide a safe place to stay, food and clothing, evacuees are encouraged to bring essential items, such as medication, and any items that will assist with their comfort (teddy bears, pictures, special pillows, etc).
Also, the American Red Cross of Orange County has opened its call center to assist residents and those affected by the Triangle Complex Fire. The phone number is 714-384-0884. The hotline will be open from 8:00AM to 8:00 PM. Callers will be given information regarding donations, volunteering, and establishing contact with loved ones affected by the fires.
The American Red Cross has established a Safe and Well list that allows evacuees to let loved ones know their status. All evacuees are encouraged to register as “safe and well” by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or visiting www.redcross.org.
- Small Animals: Orange County Animal Shelter. 561 The City Drive. Orange, CA 92868 (next to 22 freeway)
- Large Animals: Huntington Beach Equestrian Center at 18381 Goldenwest St. in Huntington Beach.