American Red Cross shelter in Reno open for Lassen evacuees

Due to the Dixie Fire’s updated evacuation orders in Lassen County, for anyone needing shelter it is recommended for Lassen County residents to check-in at the American Red Cross shelter in Reno, Nevada.

Reno Sparks Convention Center, Hall #3
4590 S. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89502

Entrance is on the East side of the building. Follow the signage.

American Red Cross is requesting that anyone arriving at the shelter bring their medication and medical equipment (walkers, breathing machines, etc.), clothing for multiple days, and important papers such as insurance cards.

Please keep in mind all weapons, drugs, alcohol and personal bedding/pillows are not permitted at the shelter.

COVID-19 has not changed the Red Cross mission and are providing the same type of support.
▪ Ensuring people have a safe place to stay during a disaster is a critical part of the Red Cross mission, but how sheltering efforts are supported may be different in each community, depending on local emergency plans and the scale of the disaster.
▪ To help keep everybody safe, everyone is required to wear face coverings in their emergency shelters.
▪ In addition, they are using health screenings, enhanced cleaning procedures, and encouraging social distancing as much as possible.
▪ The Red Cross helps anyone in need after disaster, and everyone is welcome in their shelters.
▪ If you lost your home or it sustained major damage, call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Animals needing shelter can be housed at the Lassen County Fairgrounds. Liability, feed, security, and care of animals housed at the Fairgrounds are the sole responsibility of the animal’s owner. Check-in will be available at the Fair Office during normal business hours. If you have any questions about animal sheltering, please contact Fair Manager, Kaitlyn Downing at (530) 588-8627.

More information will be released as it becomes available.