The American Red Cross (ARC), a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and fundamental principles of the International Red Cross Movement, will provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. The American Red Cross works closely with state and local government to provide mass care and shelter to victims of every disaster, large and small, in an affected area. The local ARC Motherlode District Office works hand-in-hand with the Office of Emergency Services and the Amador County Social Services Department to provide disaster relief services to the community.
Locations: The American Red Cross has identified numerous emergency evacuation centers and shelters, such as schools, churches and community centers, but does not make the list public in advance of a disaster because we do not want the public to go to a site until it has been found safe for use.
Notifications: Evacuation centers and shelter locations will be broadcast via local news sources or the Emergency Alert System (KFBK 1530 AM) and other public information outlets.
Services: American Red Cross disaster relief focuses on meeting people's immediate emergency disaster-caused needs. When a disaster threatens or strikes, the Red Cross provides shelter, food, and health and mental health services to address basic human needs. In addition to these services, the core of American Red Cross disaster relief is the assistance given to individuals and families affected by disaster to enable them to resume their normal daily activities independently.
Sierra-Delta Chapter, American Red Cross
The American Red Cross of Sierra-Delta serves an eleven-county area with a total population of 3,453,429 - the most ethnically and racially integrated metropolitan area in the country. Serving Yolo, Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, Amador, San Joaquin, Calaveras, Alpine, Stanislaus and Tuolumne.
Office: (916) 993-7070