Red Cross Shelters Active
Two Red Cross shelters continue to provide assistance to dozens of people and have served more than 2,200 meals and snacks to community members who have been evacuated from their homes due to the Douglas Complex Wildfires.
Overnight accommodations, wildfire status information, meals and snacks and water are available, and health services and disaster mental health volunteers are on call.
The shelters today have been seeing a steady flow of people coming in to pick up face masks, according to Josephine County shelter site director Karen Parmelee. The masks, N-95 particulate respirators, were donated by Intel and received at the shelters last night. Air quality continues to be a challenge and Red Cross is collaborating with county emergency management to identify needs and offer assistance so that individuals have access to resources and respite from the smoke.
A community meeting is being planned in Glendale tonight at 6:30pm at the Glendale Elementary School. Red Cross will be participating in the meeting and will provide information, snacks, and masks.