Red Cross staffs Evacuation Center for Beckwourth Complex Fire; assistance is available for those evacuating

As the Beckwourth Complex Fire threatens homes in the Red Rock and Rancho Haven area, the American Red Cross is assisting people who have evacuated from their homes. Residents who need assistance can check in with the Red Cross for assistance and services at Hug High School. The Red Cross will be providing regular updates on our social media channels (FB | LinkedIn | Twitter | Instagram).

Who

American Red Cross of Northern Nevada staff and volunteers. Red Cross of Northern Nevada spokespeople will be on scene to provide interviews.

What

Assistance and services are being offered for those who have evacuated their homes. Residents must check in with the Red Cross in order to receive our assistance. COVID-19 protocols are in place.

Where

Hug High School at 2880 Sutro St., Reno, Nevada 89512 – for residents and small animals

The Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center is accommodating larger animals.

When

Red Cross personnel are currently staffing the evacuation center.

Donations

One of the best ways people can help is by making a financial contribution at (800) REDCROSS or by visiting redcross.org.

Preparedness

For those who are in areas near the fire not under a mandatory evacuation order, please be prepared to evacuate in case the fire spreads go your area. Have your disaster kit ready and check with local officials for the latest information about evacuations.

Key items to include in your kit are personal protective equipment, prescription medications, extra clothing, pillows, blankets, hygiene supplies and a digital copy of important documents. Don’t forget to bring special items for family members who have unique needs or for children, such as diapers, formula and toys.

The Red Cross offers a series of free mobile apps to put lifesaving safety information in the palm of your hand. Download these apps by searching for “American Red Cross” in your app store or at redcross.org/apps.

The Red Cross Emergency App can help keep you and your loved ones safe by putting vital information in your hand for more than 35 different severe weather and emergency alerts, including wildfires.

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, visit redcross.org or CruzRojaAmericana.org, or tag us on @RedCrossNevada or visit our pages at FB | LinkedIn | Twitter | Instagram.