American Red Cross evacuation shelter placed on stand-by.
September 15, 2012, Wenatchee, WA – The Apple Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross is continuing to monitor the situation with the Wenatchee Complex Fire. After careful consideration and discussion with local fire officials, beginning this evening at 9:00 P.M. our shelter locations will not be staffed overnight. These shelters will remain on stand-by and will be available should anyone affected by any of the current fires in North Central Washington need immediate emergency shelter. Those affected should call 509-663-3907 to reach a dedicated Disaster Duty Officer if either shelter in Wenatchee or Chelan is needed. This phone number will be placed on the doors of each shelter if any community members arrive looking for an overnight stay. Shelter staff will be available from 8 a.m until 9 p.m., and will be providing Red Cross assistance such as meals, snacks, health service inquires and providing public information. Any further questions can be directed to the chapter office, 509-663-3907.
Any media inquires can contact Marriah Thornock at (509) 670-4038.
About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and counsels victims of disasters; provides nearly half of the nation’s blood supply; teaches lifesaving skills; and supports military members and their families. The American Red Cross is a charity, not a government agency, and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its humanitarian mission.