SALEM, OR (KPTV) - The Red Cross continues to help evacuees at the resource center set up at the Salem Fairgrounds.

According to Red Cross coordinators, there are fewer people at the center each day. They say most of the people initially taking shelter at the fairgrounds have been moved into hotel rooms.

The food operation, however, continues to be in full swing, with volunteers preparing breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks every day. Due to COVID-19, the volunteers are delivering the food items to any families in need at their hotel rooms or wherever they are staying.

Red Cross

KPTV image.

A Red Cross coordinator said on Tuesday night, they supported more than 300 people across the state in congregate shelters, and more than 2,600 staying in hotel rooms.

On Wednesday night, volunteers shut down the evacuation site at the Oregon Convention Center.

As evacuation order are lifted, The Red Cross says it will be doing damage assessment and support in the communities impacted by the fires.

On Friday, FOX 12 is hosting a Day of Giving to support the American Red Cross Oregon Wildfire Relief Fund. Your donations throughout the day will directly support Oregonians affected by wildfires. Watch FOX 12 on Friday and donate to the Red Cross Oregon Wildfire Relief Fund.

Copyright 2020 KPTV-KPDX Broadcasting Corporation. All rights reserved.


Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.