DATE:             July 27, 2018, 1:25 p.m.
CONTACT:     Peter Griggs, 530-242-7514, pgriggs@shastacollege.edu

RELEASE:      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Shasta College Open as Emergency Evacuation Center

REDDING, CA  –  Shasta College continues to serve as an Evacuation Center for any families or individuals displaced by the Carr fire. We have capacity and are still accepting anyone in need. For any emergency issues people should continue to go to local hospitals, Shasta Regional Medical Center and Mercy Medical Center. Both are still accepting anyone with medical needs as of this release. Shasta Community Health is on-site at Shasta College with a mobile unit of doctors, nurses, and mental health professionals. The college has set aside the Pavilion at the Shasta College Farm where small house animals (cats, dogs) can find a cool, air conditioned facility. Owners must stay with their pets or have them in a kennel. The Red Cross has cots, food and water and a number of other agencies, the Salvation Army among them, are on-site providing other resources. The Shasta College Gym and Cafeteria are also air conditioned and provide a cool place for people to escape the heat. In addition Shasta College has opened the Football stadium and other facilities to take in any residents who require shelter and care.

We want to thank the community for the overwhelming generosity and show of support to those affected by the Carr Fire. Currently, we have most of the provisions we need to serve the evacuees located at Shasta College. However, we are still accepting donations of bottled water and new blankets. If you are able to donate these items, please enter the south entrance on Old Oregon Trail and follow the signs to the drop-off site. If you wish to contribute items other than water and new blankets, you can contact the following agencies:

American Red Cross at www.redcross.org

Shasta Regional Foundation Community Disaster Relief Fund at www.shastarcf.org/funds/cdrf

United Way of Shasta County Relief Fund at www.norcalunitedway.org

If we do have a change in our circumstances, we will notify the appropriate media outlets.

For large farm animals (not house pets such as dogs and cats) the Shasta College Farm is prepared to accept a limited number of animals on a first-come, first-served basis. Prior to coming to the farm with your animals please call us at 530-518-1024 to make sure we have the resources needed for what you have. Please proceed to the main South entrance (the one with the electronic sign) and follow the signs to the Shasta College Farm.

Please use the Shasta College Redding Campus North Entrance (map attached) and follow the signs to the North Parking lot. From there you will be directed to the Cafeteria for check-in. Food and water will be available.

For any medical needs or issues please visit or contact your closest emergency care provider or call 9-1-1.

A press conference will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the Shasta College Campus. For additional information or specific needs please contact Peter Griggs at 530-242-7514 or pgriggs@shastacollege.edu.

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