Drill teaches Reno-area Mormons how to convert church property into shelters

Volunteers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hold an emergency evacuation center drill Saturday at the LDS Stake Center at 1095 Golconda Drive in Reno. Photo by Chris Buckley/KOLO.
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO)-- The American Red Cross of Northern Nevada and volunteers from Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held an emergency evacuation center drill Saturday at the LDS Stake Center at 1095 Golconda Drive in Reno

The two-hour drill taught volunteers how to open a shelter.

The LDS Reno Nevada Stake buildings will be added to the list of short-term shelters used by Reno's Emergency Operations Center. An example would be a large apartment fire.

"We are pleased to be able to make these buildings available to our neighbors as places of respite and refuge in times of distressand are grateful for the opportunity to partner with the Red Cross in this venture.," President David W. Challis of the Reno Nevada Stake said in a statement. “We are committed to serving our community and to offering our resources to provide this essential service."



 
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