WENATCHEE — Need fire help? The Red Cross is ready.
The Apple Valley Chapter of the American Cross announced Tuesday that it’s ready to offer immediate emergency services and begin long term recovery plans for victims of the Colockum Tarpiscan Fire.
Anyone whose home was destroyed or damaged by the fire, or anyone who’s lost vital services such as electricty, water or property access, can connect with a Red Cross caseworker to arrange temporary housing and replacement of food, clothing and medical items.
Caseworkers can also help victims plan for long term recovery, which could include long term housing, security deposits for new housing, storage of belongings and connecting people with other agencies that can provide assistance.
On Tuesday evening, the Red Cross also closed its emergency shelter at Wenatchee’s Seventh-day Adventist Church when evacuation levels for scorched areas were downgraded from Level 3 to Level 2, which allows residents to return to their properties.
Those needing help should call the Red Cross at 663-3907. Donations for disaster relief are being accepted at the same phone number or online at redcross.org/donate.
Mike Irwin: 665-1179