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Jun 21, 2011 8:10 PM

Red Cross closes shelter at Apache Middle School

SIERRA VISTA - American Red Cross continues to operate disaster shelters at Buena High School in Sierra Vista and at Bisbee High School in Bisbee. Red Cross has closed the shelter at Apache Middle School. Families impacted by the fire who need meals, a place to stay and mental health support should go to one of these locations.

Beginning Wednesday, Red Cross will accompany officials going out to verify homes that were impacted by the fire. Based on these verifications, Red Cross will begin to process and soon distribute Client Assistance Cards to families whose homes were destroyed or damaged so severely that families cannot return to stay there. Red Cross also will provide clean up kits for families when they are able to return to their homes that were damaged.

Red Cross continues to provide mental health counseling for the families who have lost their homes to the Monument Fire and to hundreds of other families who have been evacuated from their homes as the fire continues to burn.

Wells Fargo Bank donated $10,000 to Red Cross this week and is challenging other business to follow their lead with gifts of any size.
The Southern Arizona American Red Cross Chapter thanks the hundreds of individuals and local business who have made financial donations.

Red Cross needs financial donations only and is grateful for the community's generous support:

Donors can help victims of the Cochise County Wildfires and other disasters by:
1. Donating on-line at redcrossarizona.org
2. Calling 1-800 -341-6943 or
3. Sending checks to American Red Cross, 2916 E. Broadway Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85716

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