The Tulsa Region Red Cross is responding to the massive wildfires in northeastern Oklahoma continues.
Red Cross damage assessment teams are deployed today in Creek County. Tulsa Region Red Cross will be part of a news conference this afternoon at 2:30 at Lake Church in Mannford.
Last night, seven residents stayed in the Red Cross shelter in Sand Springs, one resident stayed in the Cushing shelter. Numbers are unavailable at this time for the Lexington shelter.
Red Cross shelters remain open in the following locations for families and individuals displaced by the grass fires:
Mannford, OK NEW LOCATION, PREVIOUSLY LOCATED IN SAND SPRINGS:
First United Methodist Church
100 E. Greenwood Ave.
Cushing Senior Center
203 E. Cherry
Slaughterville First Baptist Church
10101 60th Street
The Red Cross has recorded more than 230 overnight stays in shelters since the disaster response began in Oklahoma, served
More than 1,900 meals and provided more than 11,500 snacks in this disaster response.
Nearly 150 Red Cross volunteers have deployed to provide relief to families across the state who have been affected by the fires.
Currently, the Red Cross is providing 2 on-site canteens, both in Creek County, for emergency responders.
Three multi-agency resource centers, where people can connect with organizations prepared to lend assistance, are open in Glencoe, Noble and Luther. As the response and recovery effort in Creek County continues, a multi-agency resource center will be opened to assist residents there. We will notify you of the location when the Creek County Center becomes operational.
Four damage assessment teams are deploying in Creek County. One of our teams is available for media interviews. Field contact is Marcia Marks, 512-818-0950. Please note, cell service is inconsistent in the affected areas. Red Cross damage assessment teams are in the field across the state where it is safe to re-enter the burned areas.
Officials say those wishing to help people impacted by these wildfires and other disasters can make a financial donation to the Red Cross.
www.okredcross.org, click on the “Donate” tab.
American Red Cross – Tulsa Area Chapter
Tulsa, OK 74182
Text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Charges will appear on cell phone bill; regular fees may apply.