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The Northern Arizona Chapter of the American Red Cross and a number of state, county and local agencies and organizations have opened an Individual Assistance Service Center (“IASC”) and is urging those affected by the Tinder Fire to contact the Red Cross at 800-842-7349 or visit the IASC to open a case.
The assistance center is located at the Blue Ridge Community Church, 5023 Enchanted Gardens Lane in Happy Jack and will be open as follows:
The Northern Arizona Chapter of the American Red Cross has closed and relocated the shelter at Winslow Jr. High School in Winslow and has opened the shelter now at Twin Arrows Casino, 22181 Resort Blvd., Flagstaff, AZ 86004, Exit 219, I-40 east of Flagstaff. The shelter was relocated due to poor air quality at the former location in Winslow. The shelter will be open for persons needing assistance, sheltering, food and information.
The Yavapai County Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) has initiated the Goodwin Fire/Flood Committee to provide support to those affected by the Goodwin Fire and subsequent flooding. The American Red Cross will provide case management for the committee.
The American Red Cross is in need of volunteers to work the Shelter in Prescott Valley. To register to be a volunteer, please see the steps below. A background check will also be necessary and will be expedited.
1. Visit redcross.org/volunteer and select Apply Now.
2. In Volunteer Connection, select the position "Current Disaster Response Volunteer- Wildfires."
We will be conducting “Just in Time Training” for the Goodwin Fire as follows:
Tonight the American Red Cross Greater Phoenix Chapter will be opening a Shelter in Payson is support of the Highline Fire. The Red Cross is working in coordination with Emergency Managers in Gila County as well as the Northern Arizona Chapter of the Red Cross. Volunteers will set up and staff the Shelter as long as there is a need.
The Red Cross Shelter will be located in the gymnasium at the Payson High School on the south side of campus, 301 South McLane, Payson, AZ 85541.
The Southern Arizona Chapter of the American Red Cross has closed both the Sonoita Bible Church Shelter and Shelter located at the South East Regional Park Shooting Range at 11296 S. Harrison Road. The shelter trailer with supplies to re-open the shelter will remain on site at the SE Park Shooting Range should there be a need. If anyone needs a place to stay or Red Cross assistance, they can call 520-318-6740.
The Southern Arizona Chapter of the American Red Cross has relocated the shelter that was at the Santa Cruz County Fairground to the Sonoita Bible Church at 3174 Highway 83 which is near the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds. The reason for the move was that a hotshot team arrived today and needed all the space at the fairgrounds.
The second shelter remains located at the SE Regional Park Shooting Range at 11296 S. Harrison Road (North and West of the Pima County Fairgrounds). We will continue to provide food, water, a respite from the weather and overnight lodging as needed.
The Southern Arizona Chapter of the American Red Cross has opened two shelters in response to the Sawmill Fire. The first shelter was opened at 9:30 PM Monday (4/24) at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds. There were 5 persons who stayed overnight in the shelter. The second shelter located at the SE Regional Park Shooting Range at 11296 S. Harrison Road (North and West of the Pima County Fairgrounds) was opened this morning due to evacuations from the Hilton Ranch area. We will provide food, water, a respite from the weather and overnight lodging as needed.
The American Red Cross Phoenix Chapter shelter will remain open for residents in Buckeye Arizona, evacuated due to monsoon storms Friday night causing power outage.
The Red Cross volunteers will keep the shelter open until tentatively 8am Monday August 1st. The shelter is at the Buckeye Union High School located at 1000 E. Narramore Ave. in the city of Buckeye, Arizona 85326.