SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE
Due to many of the evacuees finding alternative lodging, and the evacuation lifted for many of the residents, the Northern Nevada Chapter of the American Red Cross has closed the shelter located at the Damonte Ranch High School at 10500 Rio Wrangler Parkway, Reno, Nev. today Friday, January 20, 2012.
As part of their ongoing work, the NNCARC is encouraging residents whose homes have been lost or damaged to contact their local Red Cross to speak with a Client Case Worker. They are able to provide lodging, emotional support, and financial assistance to those affected by the Washoe Drive Fire. The public is encouraged to refer someone they know that has been affected by the fire to the Red Cross for assistance at 775-856-1000.
The Northern Nevada American Red Cross chapter area covers 87,000 square miles with a population of more than 670,000 people. Our chapter territory is from Tonopah north, with our main chapter in Reno and branch offices in Elko, Incline Village and Winnemucca.
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information about becoming a volunteer, health and safety classes, or making a donation, call 775-856-1000 or visit our website at www.nevada.redcross.org.