Red Cross Opens Shelter At Elementary School In Wells

An Emergency Shelter is being opened at the Elementary School in Wells, NV.

Located at 115 Lake Avenue, the shelter will be located in the school gymnasium.

The Red Cross emergency assistance will be available for the families who have been evacuated from homes that have been damaged by the earthquake which occurred earlier this morning.

Emergency shelter, food and counseling will be available to all those evacuated from their homes and the area impacted by the earthquake. The shelter will remain open as long as the need exists.

Residents are also encouraged to attend the 6PM Community Briefing this evening, also at the Elementary School.

The American Red Cross helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Last year, almost a million volunteers and 35,000 employees helped victims of almost 75,000 disasters; taught lifesaving skills to millions; and helped U.S. service members separated from their families stay connected.

Nearly 4 million people gave blood through the Red Cross, the largest supplier of blood and blood products in the United States.

The American Red Cross is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. An average of 91 cents of every dollar the Red Cross spends is invested in humanitarian services and programs.

The Red Cross is not a government agency; it relies on donations of time, money, and blood to do its work.