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Red Cross opens center for Yarnell residents

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YARNELL, Ariz. (AP) - The American Red Cross will use a Yarnell church as the site for a new facility to help residents of the Arizona town returning to their community after the Yarnell Hill fire.

The Red Cross says its recovery center opening Monday will be located in the Yarnell Community Presbyterian Church. Meanwhile, Red Cross shelters at Prescott and Wickenburg high schools will remain open for overnight stays.

Yarnell are being allowed to return a week after they were evacuated due to the fire. It killed 19 Hotshot firefighters and destroyed more than 100 structures.

According to the Red Cross, the recovery center will provide meals, snacks and water along with ice, cleaning supplies and other essentials.

Caseworkers, nurses and mental health volunteers will be available to help with residents' needs.

American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter
www.redcross.org/donate
Or mail a check to 6135 N. Black Canyon Hwy., Phoenix, AZ 85015

 


 

To donate or if you need help:

Wickenburg Community Center
Open 8am - 4pm
160 N. Valentine St.
Food, clothing (all ages), water, toiletries, linens, bedding, pet/food supplies

The Place
864 W. Wickenburg Way
For a specific need, call 928-671-0727

Community Alliance Church

905 Falcon Dr, Wickenburg, AZ 85390
Clothing, toiletries (all ages), linens, bedding and more

Wickenburg Church of Christ
395 S. Mariposa
Water, clothing, cleaning supplies/tools, yard tools

Prescott:
Behind the Big Lots store - 1260 Gail Gardner Way, #109
For a ride from the shelter, call United Way: 928-899-7390 or The Green Monkey: 928-710-4044
Clothing, linens, bedding, pet food/supplies, toiletries, cleaning supplies, furniture

Congress Depot
27200 S. Hwy. 89
Food, water, clothing (all ages), toiletries, linens, bedding, pet food/supplies, toys

United Way
www.unitedwayyavapai.org
Or mail a check made out to "Yarnell Fire Fund" to UWYC, 634 Schemmer Dr., Suite 302, Prescott, AZ 86305

Be sure to label donations to direct them to Yarnell.
Any volunteers wanting to help with clean up will be able to enter on Wednesday morning and will need to check in with the Red Cross, upon entering the town.

For more on wildfires in Arizona, go to myfoxphoenix.com/wildfires.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press modified.

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