American Red Cross opens reception center for Saratoga Springs evacuees

Posted at 1:29 PM, Jun 22, 2012
and last updated 2012-06-22 19:06:44-04

This is a news release from the American Red Cross

SALT LAKE CITY, Friday, June 22, 2012— Evacuees from a Saratoga Springs subdivision forced to abandon their homes earlier today due to a wildfire raging nearby are encouraged to go to an American Red Cross Reception Center located at Westlake High School (99 North 200 West) in Saratoga Springs if they are currently unable to find shelter elsewhere.

Red Cross volunteers are working to provide food and water for more than 200 evacuees already at the Reception Center.

“Our hearts go out to the hundreds of people that have been forced to leave their neighborhoods due to this terrible fire” said Maxine Margaritis, CEO, American Red Cross Utah Region. “If they are unable to return home today, we are prepared to provide food and shelter for them tonight, and longer if necessary.”