Jun 19, 2013 3:48 PM by Elaine Sheridan

Red Cross closes evacuation center

The American Red Cross will closed its shelter at Palmer Ridge High School in Monument Wednesday at noon.

Red Cross caseworkers, health workers and mental health experts will continue to provide people affected by the Black Forest fire with resources, emotional comfort, health services and recovery assistance at four fixed locations.

Tuesday night, 5 evacuated individuals stayed overnight at the Red Cross shelters. All of those individuals have found other accommodations for tonight or are being assisted with accommodations by the Red Cross.


Red Cross volunteers will distribute cleanup kits, water and snacks and offer informational resources, basic health services and emotional counseling at the following fixed locations:

·School in the Woods, 12002 Vollmer Rd., Colorado Springs, noon-5 p.m.

·Intersection of Black Forest Road and Burgess Road, noon-5 p.m.

·Intersection of Milam Road and Shoup Road, noon-5 p.m.

·Multi-agency Disaster Assistance Center, El Paso County Public Health, 1675 W. Garden of the Gods Rd., 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Residents will be able to pick up cleanup supplies including items such as sifters, shovels, trash bags, work gloves, rakes, paper towels, and facemasks at all sites except the Disaster Assistance Center.

The Salvation Army will be providing snacks and meals at the School of the Woods and Milam Road locations.




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