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Red Cross hosts support meeting for Courtney Fire victims

The American Red Cross Central Valley Region is assisting residents affected by the Courtney Fire as evacuations remain in place and families begin to create recovery plans. Two planning meetings will take place Tuesday and Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. for community partners, agencies, or other organizations that have resources and services available for evacuees.

A resident resource fair for evacuees will be held on Thursday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. where they can receive services including, but not limited to, counseling, cleaning supplies, immediate referrals, and more.

All meetings will take place at the Oakhurst Community Center, 39800 Road 425B.

The Red Cross shelter is currently still open, providing lodging as well as a central location for information, meals, health services, and more.

The Red Cross has been able to effectively assist the Courtney Fire evacuees thanks to the generosity of the community. The best way to contribute to Red Cross disaster relief services is by donating online at redcross.org/donate or by calling the Fresno office at (559)455-1000.

Residents looking for more information on how to prepare for and respond to a wildfire can download the Red Cross Wildfire smartphone app to access news alerts and empower their families to prepare for possible evacuations. Just search for “Red Cross Wildfire” in the app store or Google Play.

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