Red Cross Continues to Help 225 Eagle Creek Wildfire Evacuees

September 6th, 2017 3:17 PM

The American Red Cross is currently assisting approximately
225 people evacuated from their homes because of the Eagle Creek Fire. People
staying at the two Red Cross wildfire evacuation shelters, located in Gresham
and Stevenson, are being assisted with lodging, food, water, shower facilities,
and health and mental health services.

* Approximately 75 people are seeking refuge at the Red Cross shelter located
at Mt. Hood Community College, 26000 SE Stark St, Gresham, OR. The shelter is
being operated in partnership with Multnomah County.

* Approximately 150 people are seeking refuge at the Red Cross shelter located
at the Skamania County Fairgrounds Hedgewald Center, 710 SW Rock Creek Drive,
Stevenson, WA.
Individuals and families under evacuation orders because of wildfires and in
need of shelter assistance are encourages to simply show up at one of the
shelters for help.

How to Help Relief Efforts:

Donations: People interested in helping Red Cross relief efforts are asked to
please make a financial donation to the American Red Cross at or
by calling 1-800-RED CROSS. You can designate your donation to the “Local
Red Cross.” Call 503-528-5634 to make a financial donation specifically to
“Oregon Wildfires.” Financial donations allow the Red Cross to be
flexible in the help we deliver and ensure that we can provide what disaster
victims need most during a relief operation.

In-Kind Donations: The American Red Cross may accept large quantities of
solicited in-kind products or services to support relief efforts. To inquire
about in-kind donations in bulk, call 503-528-5634.