Red Cross teams continue to support Central Valley residents affected by the Creek Fire

Over Labor Day weekend, the Creek Fire ignited and immediately prompted evacuations for several communities.

The American Red Cross is working alongside government and community partners to provide shelter, food, and comfort for people forced to leave their homes with little notice due to the Creek Fire and Peckinpah Fire in the Central California Region.

Evacuation Centers

Mariposa County Fairgrounds, 5007 Fairgrounds Rd, Mariposa, CA 95338

Clovis North High School at 2770 E. International Ave, Fresno, CA 93730

The Red Cross delivers help to anyone regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation or citizenship status. People who have disaster-caused needs do not need to be American citizens to access Red Cross services, and government agencies, such as ICE, do not have access to our shelters. English and Spanish-speaking staff will be there to make these safe, supportive places for all.

Animal Evacuation Centers

Fresno County:

Small animals: Granite Ridge Intermediate, 2770 East International Ave. Fresno, CA

Large animals: Fresno County Fairgrounds, 1121 S Chance Ave, Fresno, CA

Madera County:

Small animals: Oakhurst Community Center, 39800 Road 425B Oakhurst, CA

Horses only: Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds, 44777 Rodeo Grounds Lane, Coarsegold, CA

Mariposa County:

Small animals: Mariposa SPCA, 5599 Sate Hwy 49 N, Mariposa, CA

Large animals: Mariposa County Fairgrounds, 5007 Fairgrounds Rd, Mariposa, CA

If you need help evacuating livestock, please contact the Central California Animal Disaster Team by calling or texting 1-888-402-2238 or https://ccadt.org/ or their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CCADT1

Evacuation Alerts

You can register for evacuation alerts for the following counties:

Latest fire information

For the latest information on the Creek Fire, visit the U.S. Forest Service page at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7147 or the Cal Fire page at https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/

How You Can Help

  • For the safety of our shelter residents and workers, the Red Cross is unable to accept in-kind or material donations of any kind right now. Due to increased safety measures for COVID-19, storing, sorting, cleaning and distributing donated items could be especially risky.
  • But you can support our disaster-response work in two other very important ways: Become a Red Cross volunteer and/or make a financial donation.
    • Become a volunteer: Please consider getting trained as a Shelter Worker so that you can help us help others during wildfires and other large disasters. Apply online at redcross.org/volunteertoday
    • Make a financial donation:  by visiting redcross.org/donate, call 1-800-RED CROSS, or text the word CAWILDFIRES to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

Mark yourselves safe

– If you have safely evacuated from the Creek Fire, please consider registering yourself through the American Red Cross Safe and Well website. This public resource allows family and friends to search for you so they can have the peace of mind that you are well.  https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/

Other related information from the American Red Cross

If you’ve been affected by any of these fires and are in need of assistance, please call us 24/7 at 1-800-RedCross (1-800-733-2767) . All assistance is free, thanks to the work of our volunteers and the generosity of our donors.

Stay connected with loved ones by visiting the Red Cross Safe and Well website at redcross.org/safeandwell to reconnect with loved ones. The site allows individuals and organizations to register and post messages to indicate that they are safe or to search for loved ones. You can also use the “I’m Safe” feature of the Red Cross Emergency App to let loved ones know your status. The free App — which also has other very useful features — is available for smartphones and tablets; just go to redcross.org/apps.

How to prepare for disasters, including additional steps during COVID. See this story.

Without our dedicated community of donors, supporters and volunteers, none of this work would be possible.

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