Red Cross Opens Shelter For Residents Affected By Flooding In Punkin Center

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The American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter has opened a shelter today in response to recent flooding that has affected residents in Punkin Center. Those people directly affected by the floods are encouraged to report to the shelter located at the Tonto Basin School. When school opens tomorrow, January 5th, shelter operations will move to the Punkin Center Chamber of Commerce.

Shelter Location:
Tonto Basin School
Punkin Center is approximately 15 miles south of the Hwy. 87/188 intersection.
The school is next to the fire station at the south end of town.

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The American Red Cross has set up an emergency shelter at the Tonto Basin School. When school opens tomorrow, January 5th, shelter operations will move to the Punkin Center Chamber of Commerce.

THE SHELTER IS CURRENTLY OPEN

Red Cross staff and volunteers are on hand to provide evacuees with emergency needs, snacks and emotional support. Staff and volunteers will also work with families whose homes might be damaged by the flooding, and will work to determine how the Red Cross can provide assistance.

All Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the generosity of the Arizona people.

Local Disaster Relief Fund

This fund provides the financial support for the Red Cross to respond immediately to disasters in 10 counties throughout Arizona each year -- including floods, wildfires, wind storms and more. It ensures that the immediate emergency needs of disaster victims are available and trained volunteers stand to respond.

Red Cross disaster assistance is free of charge and typically includes such essential services as food, shelter, mental health counseling and other basic relief services that will assist and lead to recovery.

Today-the support of the public is critical. You can help the victims of the flooding and hundreds of disasters across the state each year by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross Local Disaster Relief Fund. To make a contribution, please log onto www.arizonaredcross.org or call the local chapter at (928) 717-2248.

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