Press Release: Red Cross to close Boulder wildfire shelter at YMCA on Monday at 2 p.m.

September 13, 2010

Red Cross to close Boulder wildfire shelter at YMCA on Monday at 2 p.m.

September 12, 2010 – Red Cross transitions to recovery phase in Boulder County; opens new shelter in response to Loveland-area fire

At 2 p.m., Monday, Sept. 13, the American Red Cross Mile High Chapter will close its shelter serving evacuees of the Fourmile Canyon Wildfire. The Red Cross will continue to serve the needs of the wildfire-affected residents via individual client casework currently being delivered at a coordinated victim assistance center at 3482 N. Broadway in Boulder.

Shelter residents and other clients accessing the shelter, located at the Boulder YMCA at 2850 Mapleton, have been informed of the impending closure. Red Cross caseworkers have been working with the shelter residents and other evacuees to open individual cases so that the Red Cross can help transition residents into recovery.

During the recovery phase, Red Cross workers assess the losses and needs of each client individually, provide emergency financial assistance to qualified clients, help connect them with additional resources, and help them form a plan to get back on their feet.

People who want to help support this and other local Red Cross disaster relief operations can now donate by texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation to Red Cross Disaster Relief. They can also donate online at http://www.ColoradoRedCross.org/donate.

The Red Cross has sheltered an average of 15 people per night since the fire broke out on Sept. 6 and has provided food, comfort kits, information, and other assistance to an additional 40-60 fire evacuees per day. Additionally, the Red Cross has been collaborating with non-profit and governmental partners to provide food and snacks to firefighters and to coordinate aid resources.

Northern Colorado Red Cross opens shelter in response to fire near Loveland

As the Red Cross Mile High Chapter is transitioning into recovery phase for the Fourmile Canyon Fire, the Northern Colorado Red Cross is ramping up its response to a fire that broke out near Loveland today.

The Red Cross opened a shelter at The Church at Loveland, 3835 14th St. SW, Loveland, today to assist evacuees of the Flatiron Reservoir fire. As of 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 12, 47 evacuees had checked in at the shelter. More details will be posted at www.ColoradoRedCross.org when it becomes available.


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