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American Red Cross Opens Overnight Shelter for NE Portland Fire Evacuees - 03/12/18

The Red Cross, in partnership with Multnomah County, has opened an overnight shelter for people evacuated because of the large fire in NE Portland.

Following the announcement of increased evacuation levels, the American Red Cross has transitioned from operating a daytime reception center to operating an overnight shelter, serving evacuees unable to return home due to the fire and air quality concerns.

The shelter is located at 1415 SE 122nd Ave. in Portland. Individuals and families displaced from their homes and in need of shelter assistance are encouraged to simply show up at the shelter for help.

Services provided at the shelter include overnight accommodations, food, water, coffee and assistance with immediate needs related to the fire disaster. Multnomah County Animal Services is assisting evacuees with pets and pet-related needs.

The shelter will remain open as long as it is needed.

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