Red Cross provides shelter for 27 people in Walla Walla, Pendleton experiencing flooding

UMATILLA COUNTY – The Red Cross provided shelter for 27 people in Pendleton and Walla Walla on Saturday night.

This amid heavy flooding impacting the region causing some people to flee their homes.

According to a Facebook post by the Red Cross Cascades Region, volunteers “continue to provide a warm place to stay, meals, emergency supplies and emotional support to all who need it.”

Overnight, 27 people (22 in Pendleton, 5 in Walla Walla) stayed in Red Cross shelters supporting those impacted by…

Posted by Red Cross Cascades Region on Sunday, February 9, 2020

The current shelters are set up at the Walla Walla Fairgrounds at 363 Orchard Street in Walla Walla.

Another is available at the Pendleton Convention Center at 1601 Westgate Pendleton, Oregon.

“Anyone in need of assistance can simply show up for help,” said Red Cross Cascades Region staff in a post.

⛑A look inside the Red Cross shelter at the Walla Walla Fairground. Our volunteers are ready to welcome and care for #flood evacuees. #WaWx #WallaWallaWalla Walla Union-Bulletin My Town Walla Walla Washington

Posted by American Red Cross Northwest Region on Friday, February 7, 2020

American Red Cross Northwest Region said you can provide help by donating to their cause:

HOW YOU CAN HELP – The Red Cross depends on the generous support of the American public to fulfill its crucial mission. Help people affected by disasters like floods, wildfires and countless other crises by making a donation to support Red Cross Disaster Relief. These gifts enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. Make a donation today by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 gift.

⛑The Red Cross shelter in #WallaWalla is up and running, well staffed, and ready to receive flood evacuees. At this…

Posted by American Red Cross Northwest Region on Friday, February 7, 2020

 

 

 

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