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Red Cross Client Service Center
Opens Monday in Santa Rosa

Oct 22, 2017


The American Red Cross will be opening a Client Service Center for residents impacted by the Pocket, Tubbs, and Nuns Fires on Monday, October 23, 2017 at the American Red Cross Santa Rosa Office, 5297 Aero Drive, Santa Rosa from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The center will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Sunday, October 29th

The Red Cross Service Center offers affected families the opportunity to meet one-on-one with trained Red Cross caseworkers who will assess their disaster-caused needs, offer recovery information and referrals to other agencies, and provide some financial assistance to those who qualify. Please bring proof of pre-disaster address like a utility bill, electric bill, etc.

Red Cross volunteers will be handing out cleaning and comfort items in the hardest-hit communities devastated by the Pocket, Tubbs, and Nuns Fires. These items are free, and include water, snacks, and clean-up items such as gloves, trash bags and dust masks. Red Cross volunteers will also be handing out meals over the next few days in the neighborhoods in Sonoma County hardest-hit by the Pocket, Tubbs, and Nuns Fires daily from approximately noon – 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 – 7 p.m.

Red Cross is helping thousands of families affected by the deadliest week of wildfires in California history. The Red Cross is on the ground, part of a large team of agencies and organizations responding to provide help to communities turned upside-down.

  • Last night, nearly 500 people sought refuge from wildfires in five Red Cross and community shelters across the state.
  • Since the fires began, the Red Cross, community and government partners have provided more than 27,700 overnight stays in emergency shelters.
  • With the help of partners, the Red Cross has served more than 107,500 meals and snacks, and provided more than 7,900 mental health and health services to support and care for those affected.
  • The Red Cross has distributed more than 79,300 emergency relief items such as masks, gloves, rakes, trash bags and comfort kits containing deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste and other hygiene items to people in need.



Entire communities and families have been left reeling from deadly wildfires. Help people affected by the California wildfires by visiting, calling 1- 800-RED CROSS or texting the word CAWILDFIRES to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this disaster. The Red Cross honors donor intent. Donors can designate their donation to relief efforts for the California wildfires by choosing that option when donating. 


The Red Cross has enough volunteers for this response at this time. Meantime, if you want to be trained as a Red Cross disaster volunteer to respond to future disasters, sign up at


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About American Red Cross of the California Northwest

With office locations in Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, and Sonoma counties, the American Red Cross is a non-profit, humanitarian organization that depends on the generous contributions of time and money from residents and companies to provide services and programs that help our community to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies. For more information on disaster preparedness, health and safety classes, volunteer opportunities, and financial contributions, visit our website at or call us at 1-707-577-7600. 


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